Great Prizes Available in the Passports with Purpose Fundraiser

I’ve written previously about our participation in Passports with Purpose fundraiser to raise $100,000 to build wells in Haiti.  By donating $10, you have a chance to win a stay at any Great Wolf Lodge in the United States – click here for more details on our prize pack with Great Wolf Lodge.

Passports with Purpose

In addition to us, there are over 175 different travel bloggers offering some amazing prizes in this fundraising campaign.  I have my credit card out to donate, and here are some of the prizes I’m particularly excited about:

Our family thought next summer would be a great time to take the kids to visit Yellowstone National Park, and trekaroo has not one, but TWO, amazing prizes from Big Sky, Montana – one of the gateway communities to the park.  Prize #1 is one week at the Lone Mountain Ranch, an authentic Montana dude ranch.  Trekaroo’s 2nd Montana prize is a 3 day Big Sky, Montana family adventure including a luxury tour of Yellowstone National Park.  Yes, we’ll be bidding on this prize.



Another truly amazing prize that really is a “once in a lifetime experience” is a 21-day, all expenses included, photo trek to Nepal from Peter West Carey.  Yes, that’s 3 weeks with all lodging, meals, and transportation (including flights within Nepal).  A local sherpa to help guide you while trekking in the Himalayas, and professional photography instruction.  Unbelievable!




There are also some amazing clothing and travel gear available, including 2 different HERO cameras, the HD HERO2 and HD HERO3, as well as this Olympus Tough TG 820 iHS camera from The Vacation Gals.





These are just some of the amazing prizes that can be had in the Passports with Purpose fundraiser.  For each $10 tax-deductible donation made via this page, you are eligible to enter to win a prize of your choice.  Donations for multiple prizes, as well as multiple $10 increments for the same prize, are acceptable.  All donations must be made by Tuesday, December 11th at 11:59pm ET.  You can also make a donation without entering to win a prize, and those donations will collected into 2013.

While we spend a lot of time talking about the prizes, don’t forget the whole reason we’re doing this Passports with Purpose fundraiser is to raise $100,000 to fund wells for clean water in Haiti in partnership with  Without water, life would not exist. Period.  However, one in eight people on the planet cannot secure a glass of safe water to drink.  One in eight, 780 million people, or 2.5X the population of the United States lack access to clean water.  If you haven’t already, won’t you please consider making a $10 donation to the Passports with Purpose fundraiser, and support clean water for the communities in Haiti?

This Passports with Purpose 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


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.