Posted on | October 23, 2012 | No Comments
As you might expect, we’re buzzing on caffeine and sugar, on big ideas and camaraderie, and we’re all wrapped up in our usual behind the scenes crazy at the Passports with Purpose virtual headquarters. We say it every year and every year we mean it, we’re super excited about this year’s cause. Our beneficiary this year is Water.org. Part of what’s exciting is that they’re excited too, and then, oh, it’s all electricity and trying to make stuff happen in the best way we know how. We’re shooting for 100,000 this year — that money will fund wells in two communities in rural Haiti, providing much needed clean water.
Take a minute to think about that. Clean water. Such a basic need, and so many people are going without while we take it for granted.
Okay, got your head around that? If you think about it, for just a minute, it’s easy to get behind this year’s cause. Now that you’ve been reminded of the why, we’d like to remind you of the how. First, this year’s key dates:
Here are the dates for 2012:
NOW: Sign up as a participating blogger using this form. Once you’re registered, we’ll include you on any blogger-specific information we send out.
November 12 : Deadline for bloggers to submit a prize.
November 26: Blog posts ready to go on all of these great blogs. Also deadline for bloggers to submit links to the PwP catalog form.
November 27, 11:59PM (EST) Blogger posts can go live! On November 28 at 12:01am EST we’re ready to take donations!
December 11, 11:59PM (EST) : Donations for prizes close. Note: We’ll still take donations, but no more drawing entries.
December 18: We’ll notify prize winners and host bloggers.
Every year we’re blown away by the growth of PwP and the goodwill it generates. We’re thrilled to have repeat sponsors HomeAway and Travellerspoint who have been with us from the get go, and to have added TripIt, Expedia, HostelBookers and Go with Oh to the travel companies that support this community effort.
We’re thrilled that you’re joining us for another year.