Passports With Purpose 2013 Fundraiser : Win a Stay in Beautiful Connemara + a Samsung WiFi Camera

Passports with Purpose is an annual travel blogger fundraiser and Ireland with Kids is thrilled to participate again this year. In the past Passports with Purpose has raised money to build a school in rural Cambodia, an entire South Indian Village, two libraries in Zambia and 5 wells in Haiti. This year PWP has chosen as their beneficiary with the goal of raising $115,000 to construct three primary schools and fund three Adult Literacy Programs in the Sikasso Region of Mali, Africa.

PWP is the brainchild of 4 Seattle travel bloggers who wanted to build community among travel bloggers and to give back to the places we, as travelers, visit. Ireland With Kids is thrilled to participate in Passports with Purpose again this year, securing a Connemara Self Catering Cottage stay as well as personally providing a Samsung Smart Camera for one lucky winner.

Win a Connemara Self Catering Cottage Stay + A Samsung Smart Camera

Connemara, in the farthest western reaches of County Galway, is often called “Ireland’s Wild West”. The stunning 12 Bens mountain range seems to wrap itself around Connemara, adding to the region’s allure. An area known for adventure, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied. Connemara’s unofficial capital of Clifden, just a couple kilometers down the road from the cottage, offers pubs with live music and livelier craic.

About the Cottage

Connemara Self catering Cottages

The Connemara Language and Cultural Centre has graciously donated a 3 night stay in one of their self catering cottages. The cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a cozy living room with fireplace, and fully equipped kitchen. If the weather cooperates you can enjoy the outdoor furniture and grill on the back patio.

Note: The cottage is unavailable from May – September and electricity is payable by usage.

Don’t let the usage dates detour you! Read about my family’s stay in October!

About the Camera

You can’t visit Connemara without a good camera. This Samsung Smart WiFi Digital Camera has 14.2 MP, 18x optical zoom, 3″ touch screen and HD video. With the SMART features you can upload your photos to social media,email, PC auto-backup, and cloud service via wifi. You can also pair the camera to your smart phone for more features.

Note: this camera was purchased in the US. It comes with a li-ion battery, power plug & USB charging cable. While it should work for anyone, anywhere, I cannot make guarantees.

This prize package is valued at $469.

How to Win This – and Other – Great Prizes

It’s so easy to enter to win this- or any other- prize. Visit the Passports with Purpose Prize Catalog. Each $10 donation gives you one “ticket” to be applied to the prize of your choice. You can donate as much as you want and apply everything to one prize or spread it around. Donations are tax deductible.

Passports with Purpose Just click the handy button to the left to be taken directly to the Passports with Purpose donation page. Have fun perusing all the great prizes, make a donation and mark your selections.

I also hope you will consider supporting PWaP’s amazing sponsors this year: Expedia, DK Eyewitness Travel, Rough Guides, Collette Vacations, TBEX,  HomeAway, HostelBookers, Go with Oh, and Eating London Food Tours.

Good luck! And don’t forget to check back often to watch the fundraising widget in my sidebar rise!

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