Thanks for Zambia Libraries Support

Once again, the folks behind Passports with Purpose ended the year on a high note and successfully met their goal of raising $80,000 to help build two libraries in Zambia through the nonprofit literary organization Room to Read. Yay!

Actually, they raised $89,699—more than 12 percent OVER their 2011 goal. Woo hoo! A big thanks to everyone who participated the bidding. I know a number of my friends made some last-minute donations before the auction closed on December 16—thank you, thank you, thank you—and hopefully you were all winners.

I’m happy to share that the winner of the $100 Apple Gift Card from Prepare for CrossCheck was John Zook of Seattle. Congratulations, and thanks again so much for your contribution and support!

Not sure yet what the goal will be for 2012, nor who the partner organization will be, but it will sure to be an epic challenge, especially given that this will mark the fifth year for Passports with Purpose.  Looking forward to (hopefully) being able to donate an even better prize.

Here’s to fabulous travels for everyone in 2012!

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