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Got a passport? I have a purpose for it….

I want to call your attention to a worthy project that four of my travel blogging colleagues are spearheading this holiday season.

Passports with Purpose seeks to raise awareness of the travel blogging community and its generosity towards the places we travel.

You might know some of the organizers:

Over coffee (in their home base of coffee-crazed Seattle, the lucky dogs!) they decided that this would be a great time of year to harness connections and make a difference.

To that end, they’ve started Passports with Purpose, a travelblogger-driven fundraiser for Heifer International, a worthy micro-funding organization that improves people’s lives worldwide.

What’s the scoop, you say?

Starting Monday, 1 December 2008, you’ll be able to buy raffle tickets to support the cause (they’re only US$10 a pop, and keep in mind that US$20 buys a flock of baby chicks to provide eggs and income to a family.)

Pam said a few days ago that the prizes are super-fab, and they’ll all be listed here starting 1 December.

We believe in in the power of travel. Help us harness it. Thank you!