Passports With Purpose 2012
This year EuropeUpClose will again take part in the Passports With Purpose fundraising effort. Passports with Purpose is the annual travel bloggers charitable fundraiser made up of more than 150 participating travel bloggers and travel companies from around the world.
Why Passports with Purpose?
As travelers, we have seen the mystery and shear beauty of this planet, but we have also seen the cruelty that war, weather and disease has inflicted on innocent people. So we want to do our part to help, and joining with Passports With Purpose is just one of the ways that we can be good world citizens.
This year, Passports with Purpose is sponsoring Water.Org, an organization that will fund the creation of wells in two communities in rural Haiti, providing much needed clean water. The Haitian community has still not recovered from the devastating 2010 earthquake and the Cholera epidemic that followed. Our goal is to raise $100,000 this year for this worthy cause, and we want to extend a special thanks to this years sponsors: Expedia, TripIt, TBEX, TravellersPoint, Hostelbookers, GowithOh and HomeAway.
Help a Good Cause and Take a Chance at Winning a Fabulous Prize
Here is how you can help while also buying a chance to win one or more of the many prizes donated by bloggers like EuropeUpClose and many others. Click on the Passports with Purpose link and make tax deductible donations in $10 increments to Water.org for your chance to win a Passports with Purpose 2012 prize of your choice.
The HD HERO2
This camera is a feat of engineering. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197 ‘ (60M) and boasting an immersive 170° wide-angle lens, the HD HERO2 has ushered in a new era of image capture. Professional quality 30 fps 1080p and 60 fps 720p video, combined with 11 megapixel still photo capture that has landed magazine covers, HD HERO2 has stoked out more professional and amateur athletes, adventurers and filmmakers than any other camera in the world. GoPro gives you the ability to capture and share life’s most passionate experiences. I’d love this rugged camera to help me capture my adventure travels in Europe. How about you?
This camera offers:
- Professional 11 MP sensor, Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and Later, Mac OS x 10.5 and Later
- Professional low light performance, 1-Year Limited Warranty
- Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p
- 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video
- Ten 11 MP photos per second burst, one 11 MP photo every 0.5 sec in Timelapse Mode
Here’s the Timeline for the Passports with Purpose Fund Raiser:
- On November 28 at 12:01am EST they’ll be ready to take donations.
- On December 11, 11:59PM (EST), donations for prizes close. Note: they’ll still take donations, but no more drawing entries.
- On December 18, prize winners will be notified.
Written by Terri Fogarty for EuropeUpClose.com