It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Passports with Purpose travel blog fundraiser to raise money for a select international charity program. Last year, Passports with Purpose raised $110,000 to build five community wells in Haiti as part of a partnership with Water.org. Amazing.
This is the sixth year of the Passports with Purpose fundraiser and my second time participating, with the goal of raising $115,000 for buildOn to construct three schools and fund three adult literacy programs in southern Mali, Africa. Through this effort, we’ll not only provide education opportunities for those in Mali, but we’ll also help to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.
So, here’s how this fundraiser works. Simply visit the Donate page on the Passports with Purpose website and donate $10. Each $10 donation is equal to one “raffle ticket” in a drawing to win any one of a variety of prizes that have been procured by participating travel bloggers, including Kidventurous.
For every $10 you donate, you have one entry that can be applied to either the prize you see here on my website or toward any other prize in the Passports with Purpose fundraiser. Feel free to donate as much as you like. All donations are tax-deductible.
So, what’s up for grabs here at Kidventurous? Well, thanks to my good friends at Choice Hotels, I’ve got $300 in gift certificates (in the form of 15 $20 cash value coupons) to apply to one or more stays at select Choice Hotels brands in the U.S. and Canada, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, EconoLodge and Rodeway Inn.
Choice Hotels brands offer great value with spacious rooms and key family amenities, like free hot breakfast and even free wi-fi at most locations. Be sure to also sign up for Choice Privileges rewards program to earn points on every stay that you can cash in for free nights, airline miles, gas cards, gift cards and more.
Now for the fine print. The cash value coupons are only valid at the Choice Hotels brands listed above. There are no blackout dates. The final day to enter the giveaway is Monday, December 9, 2013.
So, do you want to win? All you need to do is head to the Passports with Purpose donation page. From there you can check out all the other prizes, as well as donate $10 to get your “raffle ticket” to be used toward any of the prizes, including the $300 to use toward one or more stays at select Choice Hotels properties that you read about here.
Thanks so much for your support, but before I wrap up this post, I’d like to give a huge shout out to all the 2013 sponsors of Passports with Purpose, including Expedia, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, Rough Guides, Collette Vacations, TBEX and Eating London Food Tours. And, of course, a big, big thanks to Choice Hotels for making this fabulous giveaway possible.