This holiday season in the spirit of giving I’m partnering with Passports with Purpose to help families in Honduras with Sustainable Harvest International.
From December 1 – December 17 2014, Passports with Purpose and Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) will be working hard to raise money to help farming families in Honduras.
Farming in Central America has too often meant practices that lead to environmental degradation and endemic poverty.
Since 1997, Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) has been working in the region to help family farmers not only grow their own food but to understand how to do so in a way that protects the ecosystems they live in and prevent tropical deforestation. You can read more about their work here.
How We Plan to Help Farming Families in Honduras
Unlike previous fundraising efforts, this year’s Passports with Purpose goal does not have a set amount.
For each $5000 we raise, Sustainable Harvest will help a family in Honduras for five years.
The more money we raise, the more families we can help.
That’s especially meaningful because the approach that Sustainable Harvest uses is meant to be long-term, to make sure the programs take root in the communities they serve.
SHI applies varied strategies that see them partnering with the communities, developing solutions together and then implementing those solutions, always with an eye toward independence and the sustainability that’s in their very name. We will be providing money that buys not only tools and supplies but also the necessary time to establish real roots and develop real solutions.
Donate and Win a Set of Helly Hansen Duffel Bags
With just $10, you can enter for a chance to win a set of blue Helly Hansen Duffel bags – one 30L bag and one 50L bag.
Made of heavy duty nylon tarpaulin, these bags are very versatile and waterproof. Ideal for adventure travelers or those who need a durable bag, you can carry the bags by the adjustable shoulder strap or convert it to a backpack by using the hideaway backpack straps.
We’ve been using our 30L bag Helly Hansen Duffel Bag since our first ever glamping trip this past summer. I realized we needed some sort of duffel bag because normal people don’t take suitcases camping and purchased one after we returned home.
I was a bit apprehensive at first because the price of the bag was significantly higher than others I looked at. But its proven to be a great purchase.
It’s held up incredibly well. In fact, it still looks brand spanking new thanks to its wipe-able and sturdy exterior. The kids have been pretty rough with it – jumping on it, sitting on it and dragging it wherever they go. We’ve used it as a carry on, as a gym bag, weekend getaway luggage, for sleepovers at grandma and grandpa’s house and for weekly skating/swimming lessons.
This set of Helly Hansen Duffel Bags is just one of many amazing prizes that are being offered to help raise money for farming families in Honduras.
You can check out all Passports with Purpose prizes here.
Donations for this set of Helly Hansen Duffel Bags prize closes on December 17, 2014 at 11:59PM EST and the winner will be notified by telephone, email or mail by December 21, 2014.
This prize is open to US and Canadian residents only.