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Teaching Our Children The Art of Giving

My husband and I find giving much more rewarding than receiving. We are trying to teach our children that being happy and living surrounded by love are more important than any material object you can buy. We are trying to teach them that it is important to help those around us when we can. If... Continue reading

Lisa’s Story

How fortunate it was I ran into Rebecca Rothney, founder and chairperson of Pack for a Purpose, a couple of days before our trip to Cancun. She told me about the program, its history and impact. It sounded like an easy way to make a difference. I emailed the two friends I was traveling with,... Continue reading

More Meaningful Business Travel

Adding value is always the goal of every successful company, and Packing for a Purpose always adds value to every trip. Businesses that want to increase the value of their corporate retreats and meetings can easily do so by inviting their employees to Pack for a Purpose. Senn Delaney made a gigantic impact in the... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Helped us Live Our Purpose

Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company, is known as “the culture shaping firm,” because we work with companies to create organizational cultures that increase employee engagement and performance, to better support their business goals. Our company’s purpose is to positively impact the world by inspiring leaders to create thriving organizational cultures. As part of... Continue reading

Elaine’s Story

Pack for a Purpose made my vacation more meaningful. This January was our second trip to Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort. We knew it participated in Pack for a Purpose, so when my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told her I had enough and instead asked for supplies to take on my trip... Continue reading

School Supplies at Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos

As you maybe aware, one of the worst hurricane to strike the Los Cabos area of Mexico hit this community on September 15th with devastating results. Sandos Finnisterra hopes to be able to reopen in early October. Now more than ever, they will need supplies for the community project they support.  Please be sure to... Continue reading

Pat’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose on NPR a week before we visited a resort near Akumal, Mexico. I enjoyed shopping for a few supplies that we had room for in our bags for the project supported by Sandos Playacar in Playa del Carmen. When I asked at our resort if they might help... Continue reading

Tara’s Story

We recently went on a family vacation to the Mayan Riviera. We packed two backpacks filled various school supplies, toys, hair brushes, socks, and many other things weighing 10lbs. We made a special trip with our children on Sunday afternoon, hiring a private shuttle to bring us to the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Spa... Continue reading

Darlene’s Story

My husband and I were heading to Cabo San Lucas and meeting my sister and her husband down there. We were staying at Sandos Finnesterra, and while cruising their website we came across the link for Pack for a Purpose. I e-mailed my sister, Charlee, and we both thought what an awesome idea to give back... Continue reading

PfaP con Mucho Gusto!

By: Paulina Feltrin, director of Public Relations for Fairmont Mayakoba At Fairmont Mayakoba, working with Pack for a Purpose comes natural to us. Being a positive ambassador and creating a lasting contribution in our community is in the core of our values. Through this program, we allow our guests the opportunity to engage in voluntourism... Continue reading