Last call for entries in the Passports with Purpose travel blogger fundraiser

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You still have until 11:59 p.m. tonight PST to purchase your $10 tax-deductible raffle tickets for your choice of great prizes in The Passports with Purpose travel blogger fundraiser. The fundraiser benefitting Heifer International has already exceeded its goal of raising $5,000 to help families in need. But Heifer does not simply help feed families in need; its programs help families around the world and in more than half of the states in the U.S.A. to become self-reliant for the long haul.

With livestock resources and training to support oneself and one’s family, parents and children benefit from better nutrition, stability, and often the ability to enjoy other opportunities—such as school—that may have otherwise remained out of reach for many. To me, that is the best gift you can give a family in need, and exactly the kind of change we should all wish to see in the world, including ours here at home. Better still, families benefiting from Heifer’s programs agree to share offspring of their “gift animals” and their training with other families in need, making them equal partners in Heifer’s fight to end world hunger.

It really makes you think when you realize that a $20 donation alone—the cost of two of these raffle tickets—can buy an entire flock of chickens, or ducks, or geese for a family, and will give them a solid source of protein plus added income from selling extra eggs. But the $20 donation doesn’t even end there, because as that flock multiplies, it will create even more flocks for more families in need.

Purchase your $10 Tax-Deductible Raffle Ticket for a Great Prize:
The long list of travel bloggers behind Passports with Purpose have put up an amazing list of prizes for travel enthusiasts, which you can view at this link and select the prize codes only for those prizes you’d like to purchase a raffle ticket for. Choose from great travel gear, cameras and gadgets, cooking lessons and cultural tours, or gift certificates for lodging and travel. Take a look, note the prize codes that interest you most, and purchase your raffle tickets for each at the Passorts with Purpose page here at FirstGiving.com.

As the blogger behind “Travels with Baby Tips,” I’ve put up three prizes that I know traveling families with small children can appreciate. Each of the following prizes also includes a signed copy of my book Travels with Baby. Thank you once again to my generous sponsors!

PRIZE 1: $100 Gift Certificate to Babies Travel Lite

Prize ID – K05. Buy a $10 tax-deductible raffle ticket! You can use your gift certificate for Babies Travel Lite’s worldwide delivery of baby and toddler supplies (diapers, formula, shelf-stable milk, sun block, snacks), or spend it on their great travel gear like the Gogo Kidz Travelmate and Peapod Plus travel bed. Read more here. Sponsored by Babies Travel Lite http://www.babiestravellite.com/. $100 value + a signed copy of Travels with Baby.

PRIZE 2: CARES, the FAA-approved child aviation restraint
Prize ID – K04. Buy a $10 tax-deductible raffle ticket! CARES (a.k.a. the flight safety harness) converts the airplane seatbelt into a 4-point harness for children 1 year (22 lbs.) and older. Winner of the 2008 Good Housekeeping Good Buy Awards. Read more here. Sponsored by Kids fly Safe www.kidsflysafe.com. $75 retail value + a signed copy of Travels with Baby.

PRIZE 3: Sit ‘n’ Stroll Combination Car Seat-and-Stroller

Prize ID – K06. Buy a $10 tax-deductible raffle ticket! Known as the ultimate traveler’s car seat, the Sit ‘n’ Stroll converts from stroller to car seat at the curb, ready to strap into the taxi without even removing your child from the 5-point harness. The sunshade is included (not shown). Read more here. Sponsored by Lilly Gold http://www.lillygold.com. $250 retail value + a signed copy of Travels with Baby.

To see the complete list of prizes offered in the Passports with Purpose fundraiser, click here.

Safe journey,
Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning guide Travels with Baby
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