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Passports with Purpose 2011

Submitted by on November 30, 2011 – 1:00 am

In the spirit of giving and good cheer, Road Trips for Families is honored to participate in the 2011 Passports with Purpose (PwP), an annual fundraiser hosted by some of your favorite travel blogs. In its third year, PwP has raised money for a school in rural Cambodia ($30,000 in 2009) and a village in rural India (rallying with over $64,000 in 2010). Partnering with Room To Read, PwP has set a goal of $80,000 to  build two libraries for children in Zambia, Africa. A family-travel site and parents of our own literate kids, we feel particularly inspired by this year’s fundraiser.

Here’s how it works:

  • Travel bloggers around the globe register their websites with PwP.
  • Prizes ranging from tours, hotel packages, clothing, travel gear, electronics, gift certificates and loyalty points are donated by fantastic sponsors (more on this in just a bit).
  • Between November 30 and December 16, donations are made in $10 increments through the PwP website. The more you bid on a prize, the greater your odds are for winning (donations are tax deductible and winners are selected at random—a bunch of rules and FAQs can be found on the PwP website).
  • Winners are notified on December 23. (Last year we didn’t win, but we sure felt good about our 2010 charitable contribution.)

 Our fantastic sponsor:

The Shawnee Lodge

Thoroughly enjoying our visit to several Ohio State Park Lodges earlier this fall, we asked our friends at Xanterra Parks & Resorts to participate in the 2011 PWP program. Generously donating a Buckeye lodging package for two people at a Xanterra-managed Ohio State Park Lodge of their choice, here are the details:

Xanterra operates  Hueston Woods State Park Lodge in Southwest Ohio, Maumee Bay State Park Lodge in Northwest Ohio, Mohican State Park Lodge in Central Ohio, Punderson Manor State Park Lodge in Northeast Ohio, Shawnee State Park Lodge in South Central Ohio, and  Deer Creek State Park Lodge and  Salt Fork State Park Lodge in Central Ohio.

Maumee Bay Cottage

The popular Buckeye Lodging package is available at all lodges mentioned above and features two nights of accommodations, one dinner for two, one breakfast for two, and a gift shop credit. Valued between $250 and $450, the prize is available until December 31, 2012. Gratuities not included. Based upon availability. Some blackout dates will apply, and they vary from lodge to lodge.

Thanks for participating and your support!

P.S. Follow Passports with Purpose on Facebook or the #PWP Twitter hashtag.