I'm excited to be participating in the Passports With A Purpose fundraiser again. This year, the travel bloggers fundraiser is raising $100,000 to build two wells in Haiti with Water.org. The raffle prizes will earn money for two rural communities to enjoy the basic benefit of clean water. My prize is again a generous donation from Taste Harlem for two tickets for a two hour food tour. The $110 value will supply heaping portions of soul food classics like chicken and waffles, shown above.
Short ribs, collard greens, mac n cheese and candied yams will also be on the menu. If you win the tickets, go on an empty stomach and be prepared to stuff yourself silly.
The tour also features interesting tidbits about Harlem music, history and culture. You'll pass historic murals, churches and museum, learning about the vibrant neighborhood's storied legacy. Even though I've experienced the tour many times, it never gets old. The food is always great and Harlem is always exciting.
The tickets are good for a year, based on availability and require a week's notice. If you live in New York or plan on visiting, the tour is a great cultural experience that also gives back. I'm proud to be involved in an event that raises awareness and funds for communities in developing countries. Please consider donating $10 for a raffle ticket, you'll be entered into a raffle for each prize you select.