UPDATE* The winner of the grand prize trip to Thailand, who has asked to remain anonymous, asked that in lieu of going on the trip, that the cost of the trip instead be donated directly to Save Elephant Foundation. FlightNetworks gladly accepted this request, and the final donation received from our project was $7500! Save Elephant Foundation used the money to purchase more land so they could save and rehabilitate more elephants. Thank you everyone!
NOTE* This post is from 2014. This calendar and giveaway are no longer valid. But the charity, Save Elephant Foundation, is, they are still doing amazing work, and you can donate to them on your own.
For the second year in a row, a group of travel bloggers such as myself have banded together to help raise money for a small charity. This year, we are raising money for the Save Elephant Foundation which rescues and protects elephants in Thailand.
And you can win a trip to Thailand for donating!
The Travel Blogging Calendar 2014 is a digital trip around the world. For a $20 donation you get exclusive access to a private blog that each week highlights a festival or holiday from around the world happening that week, along with providing a hi-resolution photograph you can download and save. Also with each $20 donation, YOU GET ENTERED TO WIN A TRIP TO THAILAND!
What’s better than that?
Helping save elephants AND getting to go to Thailand?
Flight Network has donated $2000 towards flights to Thailand, and Ian Ord, from the blog, Where Sidewalks End is giving an 8 day, 7 night trip around Thailand…INCLUDING a day at the Elephant Nature Park – the park the Save Elephant Foundation runs. So not only do you get to help save these majestic creatures, you can win a trip to Thailand to visit them as well! It’s a $3,300 prize you can win for a $20 donation.
Increasing your donation also buys you EXTRA ENTRIES INTO THE GRAND PRIZE DRAWING! You will find the different donation amounts, with the number of entries you receive for each on the donation page here:
This digital calendar-blog makes great presents too. Know anyone who loves animals? Why not buy them their own subscription and give them a chance to win the trip. With $2000 in flights, they can bring you along too!
Plus the best parts is you get to help the Save Elephant Foundation rescue and rehabilitate captive and abused elephants in Thailand. Sangduen “Lek” Chailert (below), founded Save Elephant Foundation to help reshape the ways captive and wild elephants are treated. She has received many accolades, including receiving the 2o1o award for Woman Heros of Global Conservation and has been featured in multiple facets of the media including National Geographic, Animal Planet and Discovery.
All the money raised (yup, that is 100% of the donations) will be used by the SEF to purchase more land for the park and to build new and more shelters for the elephants. The park is currently at capacity for its size and can’t rescue any more elephants. But your $20 (or more if you so wish) donation can help change that.
You can help save more adorable elephants like this:
In addition to the exclusive blog access, weekly world holiday lessons, beautiful travel photographs, and chance to win a trip to Thailand, you will receive monthly newsletters which will keep all you donors updated on the fundraising progress, the elephants, and the weekly articles you may have missed.
This is a great present for all eco-friends, animal lovers, travelers and travel lovers, and philanthropists.
So head over to the Travel Blogging Calendar 2014 and order your digital subscription today. And while you are at it, sign up a couple of friends and family and get them a present that will last a whole year!
Follow the links provided in this post, or click on the photos, to go learn more about the Save Elephant Foundation and the Travel Blogging Calendar.
All photos used with permission of Save elephant Foundation and you can see these and more on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SaveElephantFoundation
About Dani Blanchette
I am a freelance travel and music photographer and creator of GoingNomadic.com.
I love music, food, and exploring cities without guidebooks. I’ve flown a helicopter, hitchhiked down the east coast USA, and once snuck into the back of a zoo (in Serbia) and pet a lion.
I am always up for an adventure, and sometimes I videotape them.