February 2014

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

From Australia to Africa Ausure “Insures” Students Success

In the spirit of giving something back to the local community during Ausure Insurance Brokers’ first international conference in the Cape region of South Africa, 100 delegates from across Australia made a difference in the lives of the children of Lynedoch and Vlottenburg primary schools when they were invited to “pack for a purpose.” It... Continue reading

Nancy’s Story

  I was going on safari to Tanzania the first 2 weeks in February and the trip included one night at Gibb’s Farm, a PfaP partner. I emailed the trip leader in advance about PfaP so other travelers would bring school supplies. I dropped off a whole small duffle of things I brought and the Manager seemed very grateful.... Continue reading

Mary Anne and Patrick’s Story

While recently vacationing in Barbados, my husband Pat and I were so happy to have been able to support this wonderful program!  We managed to pack an extra 40+ pound duffle bag of school supplies, learning aids and toys which we dropped off with Sandra at the Little Arches Boutique Hotel.  Although the hotel was... Continue reading

From Love on the Airwaves to MORE Love

How one intern’s favorite TV show translated into a Big Impact in South Africa  Our very first intern, Karen, came to work very excited. The evening before, along with her family, she had watched her favorite show, “The Bachelor.” They always DVR the show to watch it at their convenience. As the show began, the... Continue reading

Susan’s Story

My husband and I were heading to Nepal recently for a three week trek and thought of taking some small gifts to give to the local kids along the way.  After reading about the disadvantages of doing that, I searched the net for an alternative and came across Pack for a Purpose where I could... Continue reading

Patricia’s Story

I brought a suitcase filled with school supplies on my recent trip to Jamaica. It weighed 36 lbs. We stayed at the Sandals Resort in Whitehouse. I was looking forward to visiting a school and delivering my supplies. Unfortunately, the day they deliver to the schools was a day that the school was closed for... Continue reading

Tina Hill’s Story

A close friend told me about Pack for a Purpose when I was recently planning a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. My friend and I wanted to make a meaningful donation to a local organization while traveling and Rebecca of Pack for a Purpose has made the art of giving a simple process. Go to... 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