Passports with Purpose: Supporting Education

Passports with Purpose

Two years ago I participated in a travel blogger’s fundraiser called Passports with Purpose.  The goal was to raise money for Room to Read, an organization I have close attachment to as I work for them in my local chapter. The program funded the establishment of two libraries in under-served communities in Zambia.  The program put books in the hands of kids that don’t have them and it was very, very rewarding. Last year I wasn’t involved, but they raised money to build wells in Haiti with Water.org. Not only did they exceed their fundraising goal of $100,000, they raised enough funding to build wells and provide access to clean water in five communities in Haiti!

This year I’m happy to be participating again to make education more accessible to those in other parts of the world. An initial 2013 goal of $115,000 for buildOn to construct schools in the Sikasso region of southern Mali, Africa. buildOn’s mission is to “break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.” They have mobilized rural villages in the last two decades to help build several hundred schools around the world. I’m looking forward to once again work with fellow members of the travel blogging community to use our voices and words to make a difference.

This is where The Culture Mom comes in.

Lending a hand is simple. We’re joining over 100 other bloggers who have all secured fantastic prizes. Blog readers like you have the opportunity to check out the assortment of prizes. Then, for each $10 donation, you get entered into a drawing for the prize(s) of your choice.

This is where our prize sponsor comes in.

Earlier this year, my family and I stayed at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, a beautiful Cape Cod property (literally) that was built over 100 years ago.  It has been renovated several times since and the experience it offers its visitors is nothing less than transporting.  From its nautical décor to its position on the water, the owners have taken great care to make the hotel an ultimate place to stay for families on the Cape.  From s’mores on the beach to cocktails on the terrace overlooking the bay to strolls on the beach to bike riding on the Cape Cod Bike Trail to eating home made ice-cream in the middle of town, it was pure bliss.

ocean edge cape cod


In support of PwP, Ocean Edge is providing a one-night stay in a 1-bedroom villa on the Villages side for two people and golf for two (value $550) at their new $8.5 million Nicklaus Design Golf Course. Blackout dates include high season (June – August).

This is where you come in.

Do you have $10 to spare?  Want the warm feeling that comes with giving back? Follow these steps:

  1. Head on over to the prize catalog / donation page
  2. Select Ocean Edge’s prize (and/or whichever strikes your fancy) and make your $10 tax deductible donation via PayPal for a chance to win.
  3. Wait patiently.  Prize winners will be announced on December 23rd!

Disclosure: I was not compensated to participate in this campaign. 

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