Today is the last day to enter to win prizes from the Passports with Purpose fundraiser. Why should you care? Water is such an essential part of life, and one that we often take for granted. Of course in the Bay Area and California in general, there's always talk of drought and conservation. In third world countries like Haiti, accessing fresh water is a huge issue. That's where Passports with Purpose comes in. They're partnering with water.org for this fundraiser, aiming to raise $100,000 to build five wells there. They've raised $80,000 so far, and today is the big push to get them over the top.
A sample of what you can win:
-a Kindle from Budget Travelers Sandbox ($120 value)
-a 3 night Kimpton hotel stay at any Kimpton, plus dinner for two from Mother of All Trips ($875 value)
-a 2 night stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort from Four Jandals ($1100 value)
-$1,000 voucher for HomeAway, to use at one of their 35,000 vacation rentals worldwide, from All over the Map
-an Amazon River Cruise for 2 (call in the grandparents!) from Green Global Travel ($5,000 value)
...and SO MUCH MORE. Electronics, travel gear, hotel stays, resort stays, tours, luxury goods.
Here are two past posts I did
-win cameras to dude ranch trips (for the family!)
-my initial post - win a Garmin Nuvi from buy.com - and background on the fundraiser
Donating and entering the contest is EASY. Click this link to the Passports with Purpose donate page. Put a number next to how many entries you want for each prize that looks good to you. At the bottom, it will tally up your donation - $10/entry. You'll be taken to a paypal page to securely make a donation directly to water.org (it's fully tax deductible). On December 18, winners will be notified.
This is the third time I've promoted this amazing fundraiser, founded and run by fellow travel bloggers who want to give back. More than 150 bloggers are participating. Past fundraiser brought in enough money to build a school in Cambodia, a village in India and libraries in Zambia. All from $10 donations. And thank you to these sponsors: Expedia, Tripit, TBEX, HomeAway, Travellerspoint, HostelBookers, and GoWithOh.