It's exactly 1 week til the 1-day fundraiser for The Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking--and we have a great prize to mark the occasion.
Aqua Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii is donating 2 free nights at one of their beautiful properties in Hawaii.
It's a $555 value. Whoops, update! Make that an $895 value!
You'll choose from 13 Aqua hotels in Honolulu and 2 Aqua resorts on Maui and Molokai. This, for example, is Aqua's Hotel Wailea on Maui:
It's perched above the inspiring Wailea coastline. The all-suites resort has spacious accommodations, each with a private lanai. There's world-class golf, top-tier tennis, first-rate restaurants, and unparalleled shopping within close proximity of this inviting, secluded resort.
There are lots of other Aqua hotels and resorts to choose from, too. Visit the website and take a mini tropical vacation while you check them out.
This is such a fabulous prize that we could have held a silent online auction for it, but I wanted to throw it into the mix and give everyone who donates an equal opportunity to win it.
How fun would that be to say you donated just $9 and won 2 nights at a resort in Hawaii?
Remember, our goal is 9,000 people each giving $9 on (or before) 09-09-09. Everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing to win prizes. You can donate safely via PayPal or credit card by clicking the orange Chip-in button on the upper right (or here).
All funds go to The Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking, and will help us print and distribute these strategic materials to at-risk kids and their parents all over the world.
Our thanks to Aqua Hotels and Resorts for donating this super prize (and to @Neenz for making the introduction). Follow Aqua on Twitter: @AquaHotels.
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Here's the answer to yesterday's question (and remember, I promised good news):
Q: What happened last year on the border between Guinea-Bisseau and Senegal, and what did it prove?
A: The rate of cross-border child trafficking dropped. Why? Because of better collaboration among local residents, civil society groups, village chiefs, and government.
It proves it does not take a huge infrastructure to make a difference in the rate of child trafficking; it simply takes collaboration and communication. You can read more here.
Q: Let's say you need a gift and you want to help stop human trafficking at the same time. Where could you shop?
Watch this space for the answer tomorrow, along with another prize we'll award on 09-09-09. Remember, make your donation on or before 09-09-09. All funds go to The Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking.