By now, you’ve surely checked out Passports With Purpose and learned about this year’s goal of raising $50,000 for LAFTI to build a village in India. Right? It’s OK, I know how holiday stuff can get the better of you—whisking you into a whirlwind of food, family, football and shopping. Just think of this as shopping, of a sort.
Here’s how you do it:
- Take a look at the Passports With Purpose list of prizes. They’re broken down into categories: airfares, clothing, electronics, gift certificates, hotels, travel gear, vacation packages and other.
- Find your favorite. You don’t have to pick just one. Each $10 donation is an entry. You can spread multiple entries out to as many prizes as you wish.
- Get inspired. My ideal prizes may be different than yours, but looking at others’ favorite choices may allow you to see things in a different light. Here are my faves: two-night stay in New Orleans, five-night stay at a Paradise by Marriott resort, Flea ukulele and a four-night city and country getaway in Ireland. I’m a little biased about my absolute favorites—prizes I helped secure—but I promise to stay away so you can have a chance at winning a $250 Snow Angel gift certificate or a $75 Half Moon Bay Kayak Company gift certificate.
- Fill in the form. Now that your dream prizes are identified, enter 1 for each entry (remember, an entry represents $10 for LAFTI). When you’re finished, scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your email address and click donate.
It’s that easy. We’re getting close to our goal of $50,000, so help us get over the top by donating! A special note of inspiration: One of PWP’s founders, Michelle Duffy (WanderMom), wrote “What it Means to Have a Home.” Every little bit helps.