Today is the launch of the Passports With Purpose fundraiser by travel bloggers to support projects in the developing world. Last year, PWP raised more than $84,000 to fund two schools in Mali (and two adult literacy programs) in partnership with buildOn.
The beneficiary of this year’s project is Sustainable Harvest International (SHI), an organization that provides farming families in Central America with the training and tools to preserve our planet’s tropical forests while overcoming poverty. In the villages where SHI works in Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, more than 75 percent of families have not had access to garden vegetables prior to working with the organization. Items like tomatoes and carrots were considered items that only wealthy people can afford. Sustainable Harvest International is committed to combating malnutrition by teaching families in these regions how to plant organic vegetable gardens and fruit trees, and build fishponds and chicken coops, while protecting the environment.
Win Icebreaker Clothing
The women’s sweater is a cover-up that’s great for casual and dressy gatherings and can be worn three different ways. It’s made from ultralight 150-gram merino wool, and is valued at $144.99. I pack mine along with me on trips, as well as wear it when I’m out in San Francisco. The men’s plaid shirt is made from warm 200-gram merino wool and is valued at $164.99. The winner can choose either the Bliss Wrap or the Lodge Long Sleeve Shirt, and once mailed, the prize cannot be exchanged or returned.
If there’s any brand that shows up most frequently in my suitcase, it’s Icebreaker. The flexibility of merino weight, as well as clothing style, allows for a variety of uses—from city styling to outdoor adventures.
How You Can Donate and Win
Beginning today, (Dec. 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST) the Passports With Purpose website will show a list of all the prizes available, and each one will link back to a full description of the prizes on the blogger’s website. For each $10 in donations that you make to Sustainable Harvest International, you’ll be entered to win a prize (or prizes) of your choice.
The fundraiser closes on Dec. 17 and all proceeds go directly to Sustainable Harvest International. You can donate $10 for the prize of your choice, multiples of $10 for one favorite prize if you want to increase your chances, or $10 or more for several different prizes. You can also make a donation as a gift on behalf of someone else.
A huge thank you to Icebreaker for donating the prize and caring about the project. This is the third year the company has worked with me to provide prizes for Passports With Purpose, and for that I am grateful.