Outreach to the Needy in Mali
This Holiday Season, please consider making a monetary donation to this organization that is trying to raise funds to help build schools, homes and medical facilities in Mali, Africa. Passports With Purpose is reaching out to those who can help in any amounts to fulfill it’s fund raising efforts to be able to get started in their mission.
Here is an excerpt from their website explaining their history and goals:
Passports With Purpose was founded in 2008 by Debbie Dubrow, Pam Mandel, Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy as a way to build community among travel bloggers and to give back to the places we, as travelers, visit. In 2009 we added one more member, Meg Paynor, who serves as PwP’s public relations representative.
In our first year, Passports with Purpose raised $7,400 for Heifer International.
In 2009, Passports with Purpose blew past its initial goal (which was to raise $14,000 to build a school in Cambodia) raising nearly $30,000 to add improvements to the basic school. The school, built through our partnership with American Assistance for Cambodia is now complete.
In 2010, with overwhelming support and assistance from the travel blog community, we raised $64,128, over 25% more than our original goal of $50,000 and built an entire village in India.
In 2011, through our partnerships with the participating bloggers, we raised $90,000 to build two libraries in Zambia through a partnership with Room to Read.
In 2012, Passports with Purpose raised over USD $110,000 for Water.org through the collaborative efforts of more than 200 travel bloggers and 1,242 individual donors who bid on one or more of the 143 prizes on the PwP site from November 28 to December 11, 2012.
Thank you for considering any gift giving towards this wonderful outreach!
Children of Mali, Africa