Each year since 2008 travel bloggers have banded together to support Passports with Purpose, a fundraiser designed to do long-lasting good for people in those places visited by travelers.
Dozens of travel blogs procure prizes to be raffled, each $10 ticket purchasing one entry to win the prize of your choice.
In the past PwP has built schools, libraries, and even a village! Funds have been raised to build wells, create sustainable farms, and fund adult literacy programs.
This year Passports with Purpose is partnering with Worldreader to supply e-readers to 5 libraries in western Kenya. Each library will receive 50 e-readers loaded with English and Swahili fiction, non-fiction, and Kenyan textbooks. An estimated 6,250 children, teachers, and parents will have access to over 50,000 books.
As a homeschooling mom, I know how much we rely on our e-readers and I am honored to do my part to bring e-books to 5 libraries in Kenya. Each library will receive 5 e-readers loaded with English and Swahili fiction, non-fiction, and Kenyan textbooks. An estimated 6,250 children, teachers, and parents will have access to over 50,000 books.
Through my other site, Ireland Family Vacations, I have donated a $200 Amazon Gift Card. I think it’s a perfect fit for any family or traveler.
But, like I said, there are dozens of other prizes.
Below are my picks for families and couples.
Best 2015 Passports with Purpose Prizes for Families
I’m rather intrigued by the Up & Away Multiple Passport Holder (2 are donated- a 3 passport holder and a 5 passport holder). It’s a rather ingenious idea and the perfect way to keep those important documents together!
If you fly with kids who use car seats, be sure to check out the Travelmate Deluxe! You can leave the stroller at home!
Flying is expensive- these 100,000 AAdvantage Miles could certainly come in handy!
Family vacations create such wonderful memories. This Flytographer Photo Shoot gets everyone in the best souvenir of all- photos!
A getaway everyone in the family will love? Great Wolf Lodge! This 2 night stay for up to 6 people + $50 gift card is a perfect family getaway!
Escape with your family to Yucatan, Mexico with this 4-day stay + a tour of the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza.
Best 2015 Passports with Purpose Prizes for Couples
Use this Hotels.com gift card to plan a romantic getaway near or far!
The Circle Z is Arizon’a oldest continuously-operating guest ranch. All inclusive ranch vacation perfect for couples.
The Four Season is never a bad idea. And the stay in Beverly Hills includes dinner at Culina – one of LA’s best restaurants!
Enjoy skiing? The 2-night Ski & Stay package for 2 at Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont could be your perfect couples getaway!
Just a $10 Donation
Each $10 donation ‘buys’ you one entry. Use multiple entries to bid on one item, or spread them around. Your prize entries are limited only by your donation.
I know where my donation entries are going- what do you hope to win?