photo courtesy of flickr – DFID – UK Department for International Development
Passports with Purpose 2013, the travel blogger community’s annual fundraiser, launches today! This year’s goal is to raise $115,000. for buildOn whose ” . . . mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.” Specifically, PWP 2013 helps raise funds for buildOn to construct three new schools and support three adult literacy programs in Mali, Africa.
Each year since its founding in 2008, Passports with Purpose contributors have helped the organization exceed their annual goals by at least $10,000 each year. Past projects have helped raise five wells in Haiti, two libraries in Zambia, housing for 25 families in southern India, a school in Cambodia and Heifer International, a charity that seeks to end hunger and poverty.
PwP relies on a global network of travel bloggers, sponsors, PR professionals, tourism organizations and the media to spread the word for donations. As an added bonus, between November 25th and December 9th, each $10.00 donation enters donors in a sweepstakes to bid for a variety of prizes. While a donation is not required for participation, every gift of $10.00 supports the fundraising efforts.
Led by Expedia, the sponsors for the 2013 fundraiser also include DK Eyewitness Travel, Rough Guides, Collette Vacations, tbex, and Eating London Food Tours.
Please consider donating to Passports with Purpose 2013, wanderboomers. Help us spread the good word by sharing with your friends and social media communities! Many thanks!