Jamaica

Cheryl Roder-Quill ‘s Story

My husband and I recently returned from Negril, Jamaica, where we celebrated our 25th anniversary with friends and family. Previously, we had packed and delivered school supplies to a Pack for a Purpose location in Soweto, South Africa, so naturally, the first thing I did was get online and check drop off locations in Negril.... Continue reading

Janet’s Story

As we planned to celebrate 20 years of being members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in Jamaica, we realized that we needed to stick to our commitment of service.  “Pack for a Purpose” helped us to make this happen! Rebecca Rothney, founder of the organization, quickly responded to our request to visit and support... Continue reading

Sixthman Cruises into Jamaica with Boat Loads of Pack for a Purpose Supplies

Pack for a Purpose was delighted in 2015 when Sixthman, industry leader in festivals at sea, asked guests of the 311 Cruise to truly Pack for a Purpose as they prepared to visit Jamaica. Partnering with this generous company gave us the opportunity to reach thousands of additional travelers. The supplies donated by the cruisers... Continue reading

Supplies Provided by PfaP Travelers are Measured in Smiles in Jamaica

His eyes do nothing to hide the curiosity and joy he is feeling. He laughs without reservation as he shows me a drawing of an orange and I tell him his orange is the best drawing I’ve ever seen. Little Shaquille attends Mount Edgecombe Primary School in St. Ann, Jamaica. The school is one of... Continue reading

The Hirsh Family’s Story

For the last five years, the Hirsh family has vacationed at Half Moon in Jamaica. This is the second year that we have Packed for a Purpose. We were so happy to be able to involve our granddaughters who are seven and five years old in this wonderful philanthropic endeavor. We went shopping together and... Continue reading

Jim’s Story

I am a travel agent and for years have sent clients all over the world. I remember when I was in Fiji 12 years ago and went to a local school and saw the joy it brought the kids to receive something as simple as a pencil or crayons. Ever since then I have recommended... Continue reading

Lisa’s Story

It has been my pleasure as a travel consultant to do more than just see the world, but to help those that live in it as well. The past two Septembers, (2013 and 2014) I have had the privilege of being a traveler who Packed for a Purpose through participation in Sandals Foundation. Sandals Foundation... Continue reading

Generous Guests at GoldenEye

GoldenEye in Jamaica has experienced the generosity of several guests since we welcomed them to Pack for a Purpose four months ago. Below, two of their guests- Karen and Katie- have shared their experiences.    Karen’s Experience  Travel is our religion. My husband and I love it, it’s a precious and luxurious gift. Every journey... Continue reading

Supplies “Sprout” Up at Sandals

School children in Jamaica, Antigua, Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and Saint Lucia have had the opportunity through the Sandals Foundation’s Reading Road Trip to interact with and learn from guests staying at Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Resorts. The Reading Road Trip is also a favourite among guests and families as they are given... Continue reading