For the third year in a row, we are excited to support Passports with Purpose – a fundraising campaign started by travel bloggers that helps families in need around the world. This year, 100% of your donation will help purchase e-readers for children in Kenya.
What’s in it for you? If that great feeling of helping others during this season of thanks and giving wasn’t enough, every $10 you donate is an entry in a drawing for your travel prize of choice. Prizes include trips, gear, electronics, gift certificates and more.
This year, the prize we are spotlighting is a full set of RambleGoods limited-edition launch collection of travel goods including a head sock (a traveler’s secret weapon), an infinity scarf (a traveler’s best friend), a small drawstring bag (great for separating delicates), and a large drawstring bag (big enough to stuff all your laundry or a lightweight sleeping bag).
RambleGood is a purveyor of handmade travel goods with a cause and their limited edition collections are hand sewn with custom designed fabric in Seattle, Washington. This lovely prize sells for $120.
It’s easy to donate and enter for your favorite prize. Just visit passportswithpurpose.org and click the “Donate” button. For every $10 you donate, you get one entry for the travel prize of your choice. If you have more than one entry, you can put all toward one prize, or spread them across multiple prize drawings.
According to UNESCO, literacy “increases earning potential, decreases inequality, improves health outcomes and breaks the cycle of poverty.” The funds raised in 2015 from Passports with Purpose will bring digital reading to five libraries in western Kenya. The e-readers will provide an estimated 6,250 children, teachers and parents with access to more than 50,000 books.
Worldreader has been promoting global literacy since 2009. They leverage technology to increase literacy in developing nations. Through e-readers and mobile phones, they provide digital access to large libraries of literature in 69 countries and 43 languages around the world. Your donation will help purchase e-readers so that more people will be able to access these resources.
Learn more about Worldreader at www.worldreader.org/what-we-do/
About Passports with Purpose
Each year since 2008, Passports with Purpose has selected a charity that helps families in need somewhere in the world. Passports with Purpose is volunteer run by travel bloggers, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to the charity. Past fundraisers have helped raise:
- $84,000 to build schools in Mali
- $116,000 to dig wells in Haiti
- $90,000 for libraries in Zambia
- $60,000 to house families in India
- $28,000 for a rural school in Cambodia
I am especially excited about this year’s fundraiser because I know the bloggers behind Passports with Purpose personally, and I love filling my home (and travel bags) with good books. I plan to make my own donation to Worldreader, who will soon make this gift available to the children of Kenya.
Thank you to Worldreader, the Passports with Purpose organizers, RambleGood, TBEX and many other donors and bloggers who have helped organize this campaign!