Building a Village – $10 at a Time
We’ve come a long way, baby!
Passports with Purpose has raised nearly $45,000 to build a village in Southern India. Our goal is $50,000 and we are confident that we can easily reach that with 8 full days to go.
But how cool would it be for us to completely blow past that goal and hit, I don’t know… $75,000 or $100,000? OK, maybe I’m daydreaming a little. But as travelers, we are already daydreamers, aren’t we? And why not shoot for the moon?
How can you help us out?
1. Click on this page and peruse the amazing prizes that have been donated from generous companies from around the globe.
2. Choose which items you’d like to win and donate in $10 increments for each time you’d like to be in it to win it.
3. After you’ve completed your transaction, send the link to your friends and family. Let them know that for just $10, they can make a difference in the lives of families that might not otherwise be able to have a stable roof over their heads. Direct them to this Q&A with one of LAFTI’s board members for more information about this community.
Wondering what you might bid on? Here are a few of my favorites:
Apple iPad, valued at $629, hosted by Desperately Seeking Rootbeer
Two-night stay in New Orleans, valued at $400, hosted by A Travelers Library
Gift Certificate from Bakery Nouveau, valued at $75, hosted by No Vacation Required
Hotel 1000 (Seattle) package with spa and indoor golf party, valued at $850, hosted by me at Wanderlust and Lipstick!
Sadly, the region where we are building the village has been flooded with unusually heavy rains. LAFTI board members sent photos last week. Here’s what the area currently looks like:
When these folks have new homes in the Passport Village, they’ll be able to live without a leaking roof and with few worries that their homes will be washed away. A new LAFTI home means fewer respiratory problems and an environment where the children can study and sleep without worry.
And we plan to help them, $10 at a time!
Hotel 1000 Package