Since the launch of Adventures by Daddy, one of our main goals is to share our love of traveling with family to those who may not have similar opportunities. It has also been important to give back and help those in the places we visit, or aspire to visit. I’m proud to have participated in the annual Passports with Purpose travel-blogging fundraiser since the inception of the site. In 2014, we pledge our support to Passports with Purpose to help raise funds for Sustainable Harvest International specifically to support families in Honduras. Each $5,000 raised through this year’s Passports with Purpose campaign, can help Sustainable Harvest International nourish a family and community in Honduras for FIVE YEARS. Continue reading for more information on the Passports with Purpose travel-blogging fundraiser, and how you can help.
Recently, Passports with Purpose announced Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) as the 2014 beneficiary of the annual travel blogging community fundraiser. Funds raised will provide the training and tools needed to feed families in Honduras and improve their standard of living while restoring the environment. SHI can help one family for five years with every $5,000 raised. In its seventh year, the online fundraiser will begin on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:59pm EST and end on December 17, 2014 at 11:59pm EST on www.PassportswithPurpose.org.
Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) is committed to combating malnutrition by teaching families in Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama how to plant organic vegetable gardens and fruit trees and build fishponds and chicken coops, while protecting the environment. Passports with Purpose will help families specifically in Honduras.
“Everyone at Sustainable Harvest International is so grateful to be chosen as this year’s Passports with Purpose beneficiary,” said Florence Reed, founder and president of Sustainable Harvest International. “Every $5,000 raised through this initiative represents five years of technical assistance that will allow a family to create a sustainable farm that will provide them with a healthy diet, a meaningful livelihood and income to pay for school, healthcare and other basic needs. The families will also become knowledgeable stewards of the environment, creating and protecting healthy ecosystems that benefit us all.”
“Malnutrition and insufficient income to meet basic needs are very real threats for millions of families in Central America,” said Katie Aune, Passports with Purpose board member. “What drew us to SHI was their commitment to long-term impact in the communities and their mission to help families and the environment. What’s great is that $10 provides one family with fruit and vegetables so they can eat three nutritious meals.”
On December 2, 2014, the nation will participate in #GivingTuesday, and Passports with Purpose invites donors to join others in making a difference. Organizations that wish to donate prizes or become sponsors can contact Passports with Purpose at email@example.com.
“As recent events at the U.S. border demonstrate, it is critical that we help the children and families of Central America,” said Mara Gorman, board member of Passports with Purpose. “Supporting Sustainable Harvest International’s efforts in Honduras will keep families together in their homes and will make sure not only that they can feed and support themselves, but that future generations will be able to do the same. Our mission couldn’t be more timely – or more important.”
Passports with Purpose invites ALL travel bloggers to join and sign up on the site. During the fundraiser, participating bloggers procure a prize, write about Passports with Purpose and the prize on their blog, and promote the fundraiser in social media and among their network of contacts. Past prizes included vacation packages, electronics and gear and amazing travel experiences. The Passports with Purpose website hosts a list of all the available prizes. For each $10 donated, eligible donors will be entered to win a prize of their choice. After the fundraiser ends, a winner is randomly selected for each prize. Funds raised go to Sustainable Harvest International.