Got a passport? I have a purpose for it….
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:
- Debbie Dubrow of Delicious Baby
- Pam Mandel of Nerd’s Eye View (who is also my co-presenter at the March 2009 travel blogging panel at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) tech conference
- Michelle Duffy, Wanderlust and Lipstick’s WanderMom
- Beth Whitman, editor of Wanderlust and Lipstick
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.)
We believe in in the power of travel. Help us harness it. Thank you!