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Build a village and win cool travel stuff: Passports with Purpose

Passports with Purpose 2010; the travel bloggers' fundraiserA gaggle of some of my dearest travel blogging friends run a dynamite fundraiser every year – it’s called Passports with Purpose and oh by the way, the BootsnAll Travel Network (which hosts this blog) is a Platinum PwP sponsor.

So what’s with the “build a village” thing? How can the power of travel make a difference in the world?

From the rocking PwP travel bloggers themselves, about their 2010 beneficiary, LAFTI:

“….Land for Tillers’ Freedom (LAFTI) [is] a non-profit organization that is focused on changing the conditions of the Dalit caste or India’s ‘untouchables.’ ….Passports with Purpose’s goal is to raise $50,000 to build a village in India through the Friends of LAFTI Foundation.

With its home office in the village of Kuthur (Tamil Nadu), LAFTI’s mission is to liberate Dalit women and their families through projects such as land distribution and cultivation, housing construction, adult training and youth housing and education. LAFTI works with the government and financial institutions to purchase land for Dalit families. Each house costs approximately $2,000 to build.”

Wow, seems like a lot, right? US$50,000 to make this happen.

Well, as of this posting, they’re already at US$37,000+ and movin’ on up.

Here’s the deal: you bid on generously donated travel related items and if your bid wins, you get the item AND the satisfaction of donating to a worthy cause. If you don’t win the bid, well, you’ve STILL donated to a worthy cause.

Want some examples of prizes? Here’s the Passports with Purpose prize list and donation page, which includes goodies like:

***  A guided tour of your choice of Nuremberg, Bamberg or Munich from Wandering Family.

***  A Timbuk2 Travel Gear Bundle from Pit Stops for Kids.

***  Two adult and two child 3-day Go Cards from Mother of All Trips.

***  Two weekend nights stay at any Omni Hotel & Resort from The Q Family Adventures.

***  An Xbox 360 AND a Kinect from Chris Around the World.

….and the list goes on and on with tempting items like that.

Only US$10 per bid.

Do it! Do it!  🙂