Passports with a Purpose

Passports with a Purpose Fundraiser

Passports with a PurposeBecause I write about traveling in search of antique jewelry on this blog I’ve gotten to know a lot of travel bloggers over the past year and, through them, the wonderful organization Passports with a Purpose. Passports with Purpose (PwP), which started in 2008, is an annual travel bloggers fundraiser and Worldreader is our 2015 beneficiary. Funds raised will bring digital readers to five libraries in Kenya. I’ve donated two pieces of vintage jewelry to the fundraiser: a Mexican enamel necklace and a Norwegian enamel brooch (see below for more information about Worldreader and about the jewelry that I’ve donated).

About Worldreader


Passports with a PurposeWorldreader
has a very simple mission: To bring digital books to every family, empowering them to improve their lives. 

Each of the five libraries supported by this fundraiser will get 50 Kindle e-readers, containing both English and Swahili fiction and non-fiction for all ages, as well as Kenyan textbooks. The Worldreader program also includes comprehensive training for the librarians, as well as a field-tested and proven solar solution that will keep the e-readers charged if electricity is scarce. The e-readers will provide about 6,250 children, teachers and parents with access to more than 50,000 books. More information about the project can be found here.

My Donations
Passports with a Purpose
Mexican Enamel Necklace

I’ve donated two pieces of jewelry from around the world to this fundraiser so that you can vicariously travel through your jewelry.

The first piece is a vintage Mexican necklace with brilliant turquoise blue enamel.  Click here for a link to the necklace.

The second piece I’ve donated is a vintage yellow Norwegian enamel brooch.  Click here for a link to the brooch.

Passports with a Purpose
Norwegian Enamel Brooch

The fundraiser is run like a raffle and you are able to select the item(s) on which you want to buy virtual “tickets”; each chance is $10 and all proceeds go to Worldreader.  You can buy multiple chances to win an item, in order to increase your chance of winning it.

In addition to the jewelry that I’ve donated, lots of wonderful travel-related items have been donated to the fundraiser. The fundraiser will take place between Sunday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 18th.

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