Passports with Purpose: You Can Make a Difference!


Can you believe it’s December already? I have a very special announcement to make to start off the month. The annual travel bloggers’ fundraiser called Passports with Purpose (PwP, or #PwP on social media) has just launched, and you have the opportunity to bid on some incredible prizes!Passports with Purpose

About the 2014 Fundraiser

Last year, over $84,000 was raised for buildOn to create two schools in Mali and fund two adult literacy programs. This year, all proceeds from the fundraiser go towards Sustainable Harvest International (SHI). For every $5,000 raised, SHI can help one family in Honduras learn to farm sustainably and feed their family. This training will last for five years and will have long-lasting benefits for the entire community! 100% of donations, exclusive of PayPal fees, will go to SHI. Read more about SHI here.

Sustainable Harvest International

About Passports with Purpose

PwP has been around since 2008 when the founders saw an opportunity for travel bloggers to give back to the places we travel to around the world. Every year, the PwP team and hundreds of travel bloggers around the world join forces to support a great cause. The fundraiser supports the fact that even a small amount of money can make a significant difference for many families and communities – and this is your chance to play a role!

Little Things Travel Blog’s Prize

We are happy to present the Sawgrass Marriott Gold Resort and Spa! They are generously offering two rooms for two nights ($796 value!) as one of the prizes in the fundraiser. This prize could be yours – secure your perfect weekend getaway and make sure to bid on the Sawgrass Marriott Gold Resort and Spa here!

Sawgrass Mariott Gold Resort and Spa

Sawgrass Mariott Gold Resort and Spa

Prize Details: Nestled along Florida’s Northeast Coast in beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is an indulgent getaway just south of Jacksonville and north of St. Augustine, Florida. Adjacent to the legendary golf courses of TPC Sawgrass, this breathtaking resort is a sanctuary for the soul – from their sublime stretch of nearby private beaches to the natural serenity of their sparkling pools, lagoons, waterfalls and views of TPC Sawgrass. Discover the perfect family vacation or golf getaway on Florida’s most breathtaking and historic coastline. Relax in beautifully designed rooms, suites and luxury villas with contemporary décor and lifestyle amenities. Stretch out in suites with separate living and sleeping spaces, a bar and work space. Overlooking magnificent lagoons and fairways, our pet-friendly villas offer one or two-bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens – the ultimate retreat for buddy group golfers, families and corporate outings.

The Fine Print: Certificate is valid January 1, 2015 – December, 31 2015 and the original copy must be submitted at time of check-in at TPC Sawgrass Gold Shop (will be provided for winner upon confirmation of securing the prize).

How to Donate

You can donate and enter to win a memorable two night Florida vacation here. For every $10 that you donate, you earn an entry to win any prize of your choosing. We know sometimes money can be hard to come by, but remember that every little bit counts. Plus, it’s a unique opportunity to also win a fantastic prize while giving back!

Check the progress below and Donate Now!
Passports with Purpose closes December 17th at 11:59 EST.

Passports with Purpose


  • myctca.com
    May 11, 2017 at 3:59 am

    If you are interested in continuing to contribute to Passports with Purpose, although we are not holding our fundraiser this fall we will continue to accept donations through the end of 2016.

  • […] with Purpose (PwP) may sound familiar. Read more about PwP and last year’s fundraiser here. We ended up being able to raise $25,000 for Sustainable Harvest International, enough to feed five […]

  • Vlad
    December 6, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    What a noble cause, congratulations for taking part of it! I hope there will be enough money raised to make a difference. 🙂

    • Marissa Sutera
      December 6, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks Vlad! $10,000 has already been raised, which is enough to train 2 families how to farm sustainably! Looking forward to seeing how it progresses!

  • Paul
    December 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Great to see fund raisers like this and the things that the money goes to – Very worthy causes. Congrats on the success of last year, lets hope this year is even better!

    • Marissa Sutera
      December 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      Thanks Paul! I’m excited to see how this year turns out!

  • Ashley
    December 2, 2014 at 10:01 am

    What an awesome organization!! Have a great Giving Tuesday 😀

  • Chaitanya Shah
    December 2, 2014 at 10:01 am

    This is a lovely initiative! Keep up the great work.


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