When I learned that Sustainable Harvest International was to be the beneficiary of this year’s travel blogger charitable giving, I knew I had to participate.
First of all, I believe it is important to support sustainable development.
Second, my daughter’s science teacher spent five years working for Sustainable Harvest International in Central America, and takes kids to volunteer with this organization every year. That is how I know of the good work they do to provide training and tools to families, and to encourage environmentally sound agricultural practices.
Each year, travel bloggers band together under the banner of Passports with Purpose to raise funds for worthwhile projects in developing countries.
This year’s project will support Sustainable Harvest International’s work in Honduras. You can read more about Sustainable Harvest International here.
Passports With Purpose Online Raffle
Passports with Purpose is a volunteer-run effort begun by several travel bloggers from Seattle that wanted to give back. The fundraising mechanism for Passports with Purpose is an online raffle. Bloggers donate travel-related prizes or secure prizes from travel vendors. Passports with Purpose publishes a catalog of online prizes beginning December 1, 2014. You can bid on any prize by making a $10 donation. Each $10 donation is one entry and all proceeds go to Sustainable Harvest International.
The raffle runs through Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
Over 70 bloggers are participating this year.
I have thrown a prize in the pot that may appeal to some readers. I donated three United Club lounge passes which are good for entry into any of United ‘s special airport lounges. You can get a drink and snack, recharge your laptop, and relax while awaiting your flight. The book value is $150.
Some of the other prizes will likely be higher value: travel gear, hotel vouchers, tours, and other travel-related stuff, including some trips to pretty exciting destinations.
Passports with Purpose is a worthwhile effort by the travel blogger community, so please check out the raffle to see if anything entices you to enter!