As we get closer to the fundraising dates, we get these questions a lot. Here’s what you need to know about Passports with Purpose in 2015; we also have a General FAQ Page.
What if I have a question that’s not answered in either place? Feel free to contact us.
So just what is Passports with Purpose?
Passports with Purpose, which started in 2008, is the annual travel bloggers’ fundraiser held during a two-week period in November/December. Passports with Purpose fills the need to do long-lasting good for people in the places travelers visit by uniting an online community and leveraging the social media platforms of more than 200 travel bloggers around the world.
PwP initiatives benefited Heifer International; the Passports School with American Assistance for Cambodia; a village in Tamil Nadu, India for 25 Dalit families with Land for Tillers’ Freedom; two libraries in Zambia with Room to Read; five wells in Haiti with Water.org; two schools and two adult literacy programs in Mali with buildOn; and, in 2014, five communities in Honduras with Sustainable Harvest.
PwP has been recognized by Travel + Leisure® magazine with a Social Media in Travel + Tourism℠ Awards (SMITTY) for “Best Use of Social Media by an Independent Journalist/Blogger.”
What are the dates of the fundraiser?
The 2015 online fundraising event will run from Sunday, November 8, 2015 11:59 p.m. EST to Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:59 p.m. EST. During that time you will be able to donate $10 on our catalog of prizes; each chance is $10 and all proceeds go to Worldreader. How we do it.
Who is the 2015 beneficiary?
Worldreader is our 2015 beneficiary.Funds raised will bring digital readers to five libraries in Kenya. The e-readers will provide about 6,250 children, teachers and parents with access to more than 50,000 books. More information about the project can be found here.
I’m a blogger getting my prize info ready to post, where do I send my readers to donate for prizes?
Send them to this page, which, beginning Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST, will be filled with prizes.
I don’t have a prize to donate, but I’d like to help out. How can I help?
Even if you don’t have a prize to donate, you can still play an important role in our fundraiser by sharing it on social media. We’re on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, so find us there and help spread the good word. Our hashtag is #PwP.
Bloggers are also invited to write their own posts about the fundraiser, linking to our catalog of prizes after November 8, 2015.
Where can I get that neat widget I see on some travel bloggers’ websites?
We’re so glad you asked! Pick up the code for that widget here.
Where can I donate?
You can make a donation to the 2015 fundraiser at any point on our donation page. Prizes will not be available until November 8, 2015.