You may have read in my previous post that tomorrow is the launch of Passports With Purpose, the fundraiser by travel bloggers to support projects in the developing world. Last year, PWP raised $65,000 to build a village in India, and this year we plan to raise $80,000 to build two libraries in southern and eastern Zambia.
The beneficiary of this year’s project is Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that partners with communities in the developing world to “promote literacy and gender equality in education by establishing libraries, constructing classrooms, publishing local-language children’s books, training educators and supporting girls’ education.”
Win a Stay at Hotel Vitale
For Passports With Purpose, Joie de Vivre’s Hotel Vitale in San Francisco has kindly offered a one-night stay. The stay is valid through 12/30/2012 for Hotel Vitale’s Deluxe City View accommodations, as available and blackout dates do apply. Occupancy tax, San Francisco tourism assessment and California State assessment are included. The prize is valued at $420. The luxe hotel on San Francisco’s waterfront is an ideal spot to get stellar views, shop and taste at the Ferry Building Marketplace, or just chill out in style.
On a girls’ weekend stay at the Hotel Vitale with my mother and sister, I learned that one of my favorite places in San Francisco is the roof-top bathtubs at Spa Vitale.
How You Can Donate and Win
Beginning tomorrow, (Nov. 30, 2011) 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 Room to Read, you’ll be entered to win a prize (or prizes) of your choice.
The fundraiser closes on Dec. 16 and all proceeds go directly to Room to Read. 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.
Finally, thanks to the founders and organizers of Passports With Purpose: Beth Whitman, Debbie Dubrow, Michelle Duffy and Pam Mandel, the bloggers behind Wanderlust and Lipstick, Delicious Baby, WanderMom and Nerd’s Eye View.
Photos courtesy of Hotel Vitale