Even if you are not staying with one of our Participants, it is always possible to Pack for a Purpose like Melody has done twice now!
Last February I took an extra 50lb suitcase containing much-needed items for Ambergris Caye Hope Clinic on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize.
The clinic run by Dr. Gonsalez works with mothers who live in extreme poverty and have newborns who leave the clinic with a baby and nothing else. The case we took had diapers, sleepers, receiving blankets, baby soap, wipes and hand-knitted teddy bears. We flew with WestJet and with proof of the humanitarian purpose, we were able to take the extra case at no extra charge.
We also visited the Lloyd Coffin preschool where we donated books, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, construction paper and hand-knitted teddy bears.
“Teddies 4 kids” is run out of Duff’s Presbyterian Church in Puslinch, Ontario. Hand-knitted teddies are donated by women from across Canada for the purpose of cheering up children in need. They have put smiles on many faces in the countries where I have distributed them over the last 10 years.
I also had the wonderful opportunity to meet the Minister of Tourism of Belize, Mr. Anthony Mahler, and discuss Pack for a Purpose with him.