What if you knew that your donation of only $10.00 had the power to totally transform a child’s life? Would you consider that a good return on your investment? Now in its fourth year, Passports with Purpose, is an annual fundraiser hosted by the travel bloggers’ community to spark positive change in the world through travel. This year’s fundraiser supports Room to Read, with the goal of $80,000. to build two libraries in Zambia. Last year’s event brought in nearly $65,000. to build 25 homes in a small village in South India. And in 2009, travel bloggers raised funds of almost $30,000. to build a rural school in Cambodia.
Think back to how your own life has been changed forever because of books. Maybe a teacher introduced you to a favorite author. Perhaps a librarian kindled your imagination with a book carefully selected just for you. Reading offers the thrill of escapes and adventures, magic and mysteries, even problem-solving strategies – opening up a wide world of possibilities you might never have discovered otherwise.
Your gift of $10.00 between now and December 16th can have precisely that impact. Donations go directly to the fundraiser minus a small charge for using PayPal. As if that weren’t enough, how about this? For each $10.00 donation, you have the chance to win prizes donated by event sponsors! Prizes include clothing, electronics (Kindle Fire, anyone? Or maybe you prefer a Nook tablet?), gift certificates, hotel stays, tours and travel gear. See for yourself. Please consider making a difference this holiday season through your donation to Passports with Purpose. Just one click will take you to the site. Thank you!! How has your life been influenced by the books you read as a child, Wanderboomers? What were your favorites?