Passports with Purpose is an annual fundraiser that is travel blogger supported and raises money to support various causes around the world. This year, Passports with Purpose benefits Worldreader, an organization that offers reading programs in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of this year’s Passports with Purpose fundraiser is to place e-readers in five libraries in Western Kenya. This means that an estimated 6250 children, teachers and parents will have access to more than 50,000 books!


Each library will receive 50 e-readers loaded with reading material for all ages in both English and Swahili. They will also receive Kenyan textbooks. The program also includes comprehensive training for the librarians and a system to keep the e-readers charged if electricity is scarce. 100% of Passports with Purpose donations, exclusive of PayPal fees, will go to the cause.

David Risher, president and co-founder of Worldreader, was inspired to create this program after a round-the-world trip with his wife and daughters. Find out more about his story and about Worldreader on the Passports with Purpose website.

How Passports with Purpose Works

Travel bloggers across the globe help secure prizes for the Passports with Purpose catalog. These amazing items (including hotel stays, travel gear, gift certificates and much more).  Participants scroll through the prize catalog and donate $10 toward a prize. Donations can be made in multiple increments of $10 for better chances of winning. You can also bid on multiple prizes. Winners are selected at random.

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How Break Into Travel Writing is Participating – and How You Can Win

I am one of 4o travel bloggers working with Passports with Purpose this year.

All you have to do is make a $10 donation to Passports with Purpose and choose one of the prizes that you’d like to win!

I’m working with the Hard Rock Hotel and the winner of this prize will will win a 2-night stay at the rock star of hotels; the Hard Rock San Diego, located in San Diego’s Gaslamp District.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Prize Details
hard rock hotel san diego in gaslamp district

  • Value is $620
  • Valid for a two-night stay
  • Parking included
  •  $40 breakfast credit

Donate now to win a stay at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Prize bidding begins Sunday, November 8 at 11:59 EST. Passports with Purpose closes Wednesday, November 18 at 11:59 EST.

About Passports with Purpose

Passports With Purpose was founded in 2008 by Debbie Dubrow, Pam Mandel, Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy as away to build community among travel bloggers and to give back to the places we, as travelers, visit. Since then, they’ve been raising money for committed global organizations every year and using a powerful network of bloggers and travel companies to give back.

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