Win a Great Wolf Lodge Vacation and Support Clean Water for Haiti

Earlier this year, our family enjoyed a getaway at Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, OH.  Over the course of the weekend, our muscles relaxed in the water park’s warm (84 degrees) water.  We slid down every slide, soaked in the hot tub, got drenched by a 1,000 gallon bucket, and when that was done, we lined up for more.  The water was refreshing, rejuvenating, invigorating, and essential for life.  We here at Adventures by Daddy have partnered with Great Wolf Lodge so another family can have the same experience as ours, while at the same time helping those that do not have access to clean water.  A $10 donation to the Passports With Purpose fundraiser will give you a chance to enter, and help build wells in Haiti to supply residents with their own clean water.  Keep reading for more details on the prize pack as well as the fundraiser’s beneficiary.

Passports with Purpose

Each year the travel blogging community comes together for an annual online fundraiser known as Passports with Purpose (PwP), in an effort to do long-lasting good for people around the world.  This year, PwP is raising $100,000 to build five wells in Haiti through a partnership with Water.org.  The fundraising effort began today at 12:01 am EST and ends on December 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST on PassportswithPurpose.org.

Haitian Children Collecting Water from an Unsafe Source

Photo by Gary White – Water.org

 

Nearly one billion people in the world are currently living without the availability of clean water.  In Haiti, approximately half the country’s population lacks access to clean water.  These people walk long miles every day, carrying up to 50 pounds of water for use over the rest of the day.  Water.org works in partnership with the people of Haiti, as well as other developing countries, in order to help them meet their water and sanitation needs, and ensure the clean water source lasts for generations to come.

Trip to collect water in Haiti

Photo courtesy of Water.org

 

“Ready access to clean water has so many positive ripple effects.  That’s why when a community drills a well, they aren’t just drilling for water.  They’re drilling for opportunity: for the opportunity to go to school, for the opportunity to go to work, and for the opportunity to be healthy,” said Nicole Wickenhauser, senior development manager at Water.org.  Each of the 5 new wells will serve an average of 370 people in the Haitian communities of Boucan Carre and Mirebalais.

Children in Haiti washing at the river

Photo courtesy of Water.org

 

The Passports with Purpose fundraiser works by making a $10 tax-deductible donation on the PwP site, please follow this link to donate.  For each $10 donation, a person can enter to win a prize of their choice – it could be the Great Wolf Lodge vacation described in this post or any of the great travel prizes – click here to see the full list.  Donations for multiple prizes and multiple $10 increments are acceptable, as well as donations without entering for a prize.  On December 18, a winner will be randomly selected and notified for each prize.  100% of donations go directly to the 2012 beneficiary, Water.org.

Great Wolf Lodge wolf pup

Details of Adventures by Daddy’s Prize: Our friends at Great Wolf Lodge, have generously donated a one-night stay in a family-suite for four people at any US-based Great Wolf Lodge resort.  Also included in the prize pack is breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 4 people at the resort, and a Great Wolf Lodge pup.  The winner must mention the gift certificate upon making reservation.  Reservations are based on availability.  Valid any day of the week.  Blackout dates include but are not limited to Memorial Day, Labor Day, holiday and peak periods.  Certificate expires June 30, 2013 and can not be extended.  Can not be sold or redeemed for cash.  Gift certificate can not be replaced if lost or stolen.  Winner must be at least 21 years old.  Non transferrable.  Retail value of the entire prize package is $500.  We want to thank Great Wolf Lodge for their donation, and support of the Passports with Purpose fundraiser.

Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, OH

Adventures by Daddy can’t wait for another family to experience the fun of the Great Wolf Lodge like we did earlier this summer, and we’re even more excited to support this very worthy charity Water.org in raising $100,000 via PwP fundraiser to build wells in Haiti.

This PwP fundraiser would not be possible if it weren’t for the support of organizations like the Great Wolf Lodge as well as the group of sponsors below who helped jump-start the project with their donations.

Passports with Purpose    Platinum: Expedia   

    Gold: TripIt   

    Silver: tbex   

    Bronze: HomeAway. TravellersPoint, HostelBookers, Go with Oh

 

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.