What is Passports with Purpose?
Passports with Purpose is an annual travel blogger fundraiser. Each year Passports with Purpose chooses a charity that will do long-lasting good for communities in places that travelers visit. They have built schools in Cambodia and Mali, libraries in Zambia and an entire village in India! In order to do make this happen, numerous travel bloggers get together and donate awesome prizes to this giveaway — luxury hotel stays, travel gear, guided tours and more!
Who Will Benefit from the Fundraiser this Year?
Families and children like these cuties. The Passports with Purpose Board carefully selected Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) as the charity of choice this year. SHI does some incredible work. They believe in giving a hand-up, rather than a hand-out. Families learn how to plant organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees, as well as build fishponds and chicken coops, all while protecting the environment. And guess what? When families have the seeds, materials and training to grow their own food, malnutrition rates go down. Sustainable Harvest International can help one family for five years with every $5,000 raised.
What and Why is FindandGoSeek donating?
Vermonters can totally relate to eating food that grows from their own land! We have no shortage of Farmer’s Markets that’s for sure. Lots of people here join a CSA share each year with a local farm. Our restaurants and chefs pair up with local Vermont farmers and food producers via the Vermont Fresh Network and at last count the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) had a list 578 certified organic farmers in our small state! So yeah, I’d say we are into sustainable agriculture here too.
We are thrilled to partner with Hotel Vermont to donate a one night stay + breakfast for two at Juniper. Not only does this hotel partner with so many local companies to provide a true Vermont experience while you stay there, their restaurants source local ingredients as well. We think this is a perfect match!
Did you know the Hotel Vermont was just named one of the 12 Best New Hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveler? It is a well earned award. They’ve gone all out when it comes to wrapping local and luxury into one.
How Does it Work and Where Can I donate?
Basically you give, they get and you are entered to win! Each $10 donation that you make is a chance to win a fabulous prize.
- Donors make a tax deductible donation in increments of $10.
- For each $10 you donate, you are entered to win the prize of your choice.
- Donations will be accepted from December 1-17, 2014.
- Winners will be randomly selected and notified via email on December 21, 2014.
You might have a few questions about donations, how they choose which non-profit to fund or even how to get involved next year. You will find all that information right here.
Also you should know if you win our prize for the one night stay at Hotel Vermont it has these restrictions:
- Good for 1 queen/double or king trundle room.
- Accommodations are based upon space availability.
- Not valid holiday weekends May – March, University of Vermont Graduation Weekend, VT City Marathon Weekend, August 1 – September 30.
- Redeemable by July 1, 2015.
- No Cash Value.
- Prize is non-transferable
All of this wouldn’t be possible without the incredible Passports with Purpose team and our sponsors TBEX and HomeAway – Thank you!
Please join us and check out the Passports for Purpose Prize Catalogue for this awesome cause today!