Postcards for Zambia

When Debbie Dubrow, Michelle Duffy, and Beth Whitman learned that they would be going to Zambia to visit the Room to Read library at the Chilileka Basic School, which was one of the two libraries all of the Passports With Purpose bloggers, sponsors, and friends helped raise money to build in 2011, they knew they wanted […]

Seattle to Zambia: Our Journey to Chilileka Basic School Library

One of Passports with Purpose’s goals each fundraiser is to visit the completed project – whether it is the village in India or the school in Cambodia – and to witness the impact the project has to the local community. This May, Debbie Dubrow, Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy returned from a whirlwind trip to […]

Join us (Virtually) in Zambia

In a few short weeks, three of the four Passports with Purpose founders (Beth Whitman, Michelle Duffy, and Deborah Dubrow will depart for Zambia to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at one of the two libraries you helped build.  We’re excited and, as you might imagine, emotional about this opportunity.  We are also very grateful to […]

Passports With Purpose 2011 Wrap Up

Thank you so much for your participation in Passports with Purpose this year. We were blown away by your tremendous support for this effort. We raised a grand total of $89,819.00 for Room to Read. That’s $9819 over our initial goal of 80k, and with matching gifts, the total is sure to grow more. Construction […]

Prize Donations are Now Closed.

You can still donate directly to Room to Read here. Stand by, in a few days, we’ll notify prize winners. Thank you — our grand total at midnight on Friday, December 16 was 89159.00.

Best Odds Prizes Valued at $1000 or More

Yesterday, Pam published a list of the PwP prizes that you have the best odds of winning.  That list unleashed such a flurry of activity and donations, that we thought we’d put out a second list for people who want to win a BIG prize!  And here it is, the list of best odds if you […]

Best Odds on PwP Prizes

Have you been waiting around to see what you’ve got the best shot at in the long list of totally fabulous Passports with Purpose prizes? We know how you are. I’m not going to show you how many bids there are on these items, but I WILL say this: “Whoa, how can it be that […]

A little effort can make a BIG difference

It has been amazing to see the level of generosity from so many travel bloggers and donors. The two libraries in Zambia through Room to Read are almost a reality. On December 16 at 11:59 PST donations for prizes close, but donations to Room to Read are still accepted. As we head into these last […]

Our 2011 Fundraiser is Open! Give Now!

We’re super excited to announce that we’re open for this year’s fundrasier for Room to Read. Prizes are listed on the “Donate” page — click that big orange button to go directly to the catalog. Your donation goes DIRECTLY to Room to Read (minus a small transaction fee charged by PayPal). But hey, what are […]

Save the Date for the 2011 Kick-off Party: November 30

Save the date for our 2011 kick-off party! On November 30, we’ll not only launch the 2011 fundraiser online, but we’ll gather in Seattle to celebrate another great year and get this year’s fundraiser for two libraries in Zambia off to a big start. So put it in your calendars, tell your friends and tell […]

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