Passports with Purpose 2011

It’s that time again, folks:

The travel bloggers’ annual fundraiser, Passports with Purpose!

In its 4th year, the goal is to raise $80,000 to build two libraries in Zambia.

The raffle will be open Wednesday, November 30th through Friday, December 16th and there are fabulous travel-themed prizes to be won.

My own prize contribution is a great weekend bag from Lug, one of my favorite travel gear companies.

Now…let’s all get to donating, shall we?

After traveling to Africa in 2010, I fell deeply in love with the people I met and the adventures I had in three different countries; I’m thrilled that PwP’s 2011 focus is on helping kids on this fascinating, enormous, beleaguered, maddening, diverse and utterly mind-expanding continent. 

This year’s fundraising recipient will be global education non-profit Room to Read, who will use money raised to provide well-stocked libraries for library-less children in two different regions of Zambia, an economically emerging country in southern Africa

To aid this noble cause, luggage and travel-accessory company Lug
(maker of my own favorite weekend bag)
has donated a big, beautiful bag to the PwP auction!


Shuttle Bus Weekender Bag

Color: Rose Pink

Size: 21″w x 14.5″h x 9.5″d

Features include:

Material specially treated with water-repellent finish
Easy-wipe, clear-coated exterior bottom
6 exterior zip cargo pockets
Ventilated zip pocket compartment in back 
Removable and adjustable padded shoulder strap
Strap that slides onto a standard rolling luggage handle


Lug’s generous contribution is but one of the wonderful prizes being offered by
this year’s global lineup of travel bloggers.
You’ll find a gift for everyone on your holiday list — or simply yourselves.

The PwP raffle is open now,
and each tax-deductible donation of $10 or more
will enter you in a drawing for the prize of your choice!

On Friday, December 16th, the auction will be closed.

On Friday, December 23rd, winners will be notified.

Click here to enter the raffle or
simply donate to Passports with Purpose 2011!



To read more about the motivations behind this year’s Passports with Purpose,
check out this HuffPo article by one of PwP’s founders, Pam Mandel.


And a big thank you to this year’s PwP sponsors:

Round the World With Us
Traveller’s Point


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