I am a Travel Agent in upstate New York. My husband and I love traveling to all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Last year while visiting Mexico we became friends with one of the bartenders who worked for the resort. He told us their work schedules and how they literally only make a few dollars a day. They work so very hard for such little income. During this pandemic most of the resorts were forced to close for months and their employees were out of work. I stumbled upon Pack for a Purpose on Facebook and figured it would be wonderful to participate during our next trip. I researched a little bit and, low and behold, the resort we were going to just happened to be a drop off location for Pack for a Purpose.
I have 3 little girls and they enjoyed going to Walmart to pick out supplies. We explained to them that they do not have access to the school supplies and resources that we do here in the US. We packed all that we could (within the airline limits) and headed to Mexico. It felt so good! My husband and I will be going back to Mexico in October and I plan to bring more supplies with us.