Passports with Purpose 2011
Have you always wanted to go on a horseback riding vacation in British Columbia, Canada? Maybe you didn’t have the money to spend on a luxury resort and spa in Canada’s Southern Cariboo region? Do you have ten dollars to spare? Passports with Purpose offers the easiest way to support a worthwhile cause and assist with your holiday shopping needs. This year the travel blogging community has banded together to promote reading.
Passports with Purpose is celebrating their fourth year of fund raising for a cause. I’m pleased to say that Writing Horseback is supporting Passports with Purpose for the first time this year. I have been a supporter of Passports with Purpose on my What a Trip – Travels from Northern California blog since the fundraiser started in 2008.
Last year we raised nearly $64,128. to construct a village in India – construction is already underway. In 2009 we funded and built The Passports school in rural Cambodia – it opened in early October of 2010.
This year, more than 100 travel bloggers from around the world will participate in Passports with Purpose 2011.
Together, with your support, we plan to build libraries in Zambia. This year, we’re supporting Room to Read, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating children. Did you know that more than half of Zambians are 16 years old or younger? It follows that the country’s educational system faces an incredible burden with high illiteracy rates. Raising $80,000, we will build two libraries in Southern Africa!
Passport with Purpose Prizes
This week you will be able to see a list of prizes on the Passports With Purpose website. Each donated prize will link back to a full description of the prizes on the blogger’s website
Your purchase of a $10 raffle ticket will help support Passports with Purpose and ultimately build several libraries in Zambia. For each $10 in donations that you make to Room to Read, you will will be entered to win a prize (or prizes) of your choice. The fundraiser begins on November 30th and closes on December 16, 2011. All proceeds go directly to Room to Read.
Writing Horseback Passport with Purpose Prize Package
Thank you to my generous sponsors and Passports with Purpose Platinum Sponsor Round the World with Us. This year I have an amazing horseback riding vacation donated by Echo Valley Ranch and Spa.
Luxury in Canada’s Cariboo Country
Echo Valley Ranch and Spa is donating a three night stay at their luxury property in Clinton, British Columbia, Canada, making the value of this prize package worth $4,240. USD or $5,100, Canadian Dollars.
Rules & Guidelines:
- The donation is for an 3 night/4 day Experience Package, in a Premium Room at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa. Specific date to be determined at the time of booking and is subject to availability.
- Winner must be 19 years of age or older
- Based on 2 people sharing accommodation
- Winners are responsible for their own travel to Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
- Vacation must take place between June 15th to September 30th, 2012.
- Guest will be required to complete a waiver form prior to arrival
- A credit card is required by guest, in advance, to confirm the stay and to cover incidentals upon check-out
The retail value for the 3 night stay is $5,100, Canadian Dollars, with all fees/taxes.
Have you started your holiday shopping? Doesn’t it feel good to give back to a worthy cause, helping children have access to quality books and reading materials? With your donation you may be taking a horseback riding vacation to Clinton, British Columbia, Canada.
Seasons Greetings & Happy Horseback Riding Vacations from Writing Horseback
Check back often to see our progress for the 2011 Passports with Purpose and thank YOU for making a difference! Seasons Greetings.
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