Jack & Marilee Eldridge’s Story

While planning our February/March trip to Costa Rica, I came across the Pack for a Purpose website and then I went shopping! We took a full suitcase of school supplies in backpacks – one for a school in Quepos and one for an orphanage near the Springs Hotel. In Quepos we stayed at the fabulous Parador Hotel and we were fortunate indeed when they invited us to the school where the supplies were going to. Escuala Anita was a small shool of 6 students far out of town. The kids were so excited for the supplies we brought them. My husband Jack, showed them a picture of our own grandchildren in 3 feet of snow and they then looked up Winnipeg, Manitoba on the computer. I have to say that this was a highlight of our trip. If you are going to the Parador – the kids could use sports equipment.

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