We think Passports with Purpose and Therafit shoes are a winning combination
December is one of my favorite months of the year. Not only do I enjoy all of the holiday happenings but it’s also the time of year when the travel blogging community works together to make good things happen. It’s called Passports with Purpose. In the last several years, we’ve accomplished some impressive deeds including building alibrary in Zambia, providing a school in rural Cambodia and constructing housing for 25 families in Southern India. This year’s goal is no less worthy. We’re raising funds to build five wells in Haiti through the auspices of Water.org.
Clean, available water—we take it for granted. Although I’ve lived in the desert Southwest (and also in Montana) where water is precious requiring conservation efforts so that there’s enough to go around, I’ve never been without water. But those who don’t have ready access to clean water like half the population in Haitimust suffer the fallout from dirty water and poor hygiene practices. On a daily basis, they deal with illnesses that are a direct result of no properly functioning water treatment facilities and non-existant sanitation services. The problem is much more than a glass full of clean drinking water.
So what does this have to do with you? Passports with Purpose is hosting a drawing from Nov. 28 to Dec. 11, 2012 to raise $100,000 to build two wells in Haiti. Members of the travel blogging community have partnered with businesses to provided prizes—and wait until you see the variety of prize offerings—there’s something for every travel interest. Your job is to to visit the Passports with Purpose site to browse the prizes. A $10 donation enters you in the prize drawing of your choice, but I’m hoping you’ll find several prizes to bid on. Remember that every cent goes to build those wells in Haiti.
And this is where Therafit shoes enters the picture. The philanthropic shoe company has teamed up with My Itchy Travel Feet to offer a pair of Therafit shoes as one of the prizes at Passports with Purpose. And who wouldn’t want to win a pair of these snazzy looking shoes with a patented technology that provides cushioning and support to reduce the aches and pains that come from the stress of everyday activities? After all, they were designed by Dr. Lisa Masterson. You might recognize here from the Emmy award-winning television show, The Doctors.
I’m proud to be associated with a company that lists Comfort, Customer, Charity and Community as key business principles. Alan and I thank Therafit for partnering with us. Now it’s your turn. Click on over to make your donation by bidding on our Therafit shoe prize (available for U.S. domestic shipping only) or one of the many other travel offerings. Passports with Purpose and Therafit shoes — we think they make a winning combination.
Bio: At My Itchy Travel Feet, a Baby Boomer's guide to travel, Donna and Alan Hull promise to provide valuable information to help Baby Boomers plan their next adventure.
Donna, the writer, and Alan, the photographer, travel the world recording their experiences with words, photos and videos. Browse through items about international and domestic destinations. Read lodging and dining reviews. Discover new adventures, whether it’s a luxury cruise or a rough-and-tumble jeep experience. Learn trip planning strategies. Find out about new travel products. The couple may occasionally accept free lodging, food or products, but they make a point to disclose that in their posts.
Their goal: to inspire Boomers to get off the couch and go.