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PfaPing in Zanzibar Reaches a High Note

Written by Judi Palmer, M.Ed., founder of the Creative Education Foundation of Zanzibar (CEFZ) Walking into the gardens of The Zanzibar School during a first grade recorder lesson can be quite amusing. One might ask “What is that strange discordant sound coming from this beautiful old building?” Actually, entering the first grade classroom during these... 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

Finca Bellavista, Where Guests Give Back

My name is Erica Hogan, and I am the co-founder of the Finca Bellavista tree-house community in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. Over the years, FBV has developed a reputation as being a great place for people to have a unique and laid-back travel experience. People that want to get off the... Continue reading

Little Arches, Big Impact!

Little Arches Boutique Hotel on Barbados illustrates compassion for its local community by supporting the necessary head start for children of underprivileged backgrounds in Barbados. The small 10-unit hotel became the first lodging on Barbados to represent Pack for a Purpose in November of last year. Donated items of new school supplies, learning aids, arts,... Continue reading

PfaP Provides Joy in Johannesburg

The Peech is delighted to support the Pack for a Purpose initiative. Over the years more and more of our guests have taken an interest in this initiative, and we have seen a wonderful growth in donations. This reflects what we believe is an increasing interest by travellers to leave something positive behind in the... Continue reading

“Little People Big World” Make Big Impact

Since opening our doors in 1993, Parador Resort & Spa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, has inspired travelers to protect, recycle, respect and honor precious resources at home and beyond, a fact that recently earned our hotel the coveted Platinum Award for Leader in Sustainable Tourism from National Geographic Traveler Magazine and Hospitality Sales and... Continue reading

Ibex Expeditions Inspires India PfaPers

Four years ago, Ibex Expeditions, an eco tours, adventure and luxury travel company in India, was approached by People & Places, UK, as the reliable partner to start their Responsible Volunteering program in India. We are not simply travel partners; we became the project management team to identify worthy, needy projects and to engage in... Continue reading

PfaPers Provide Supplies for Song Saa

Experience from Song Saa Private Island, in tropical Southwest Cambodia, has revealed how ‘Packing for a Purpose’ is about more than helping others, it is also about a way of thinking, as the resort’s Wayne McCallum recounts below: In the village of Prek Svay, on the island of Koh Rong, it sometimes takes only a... Continue reading

Clients Contribute at My Costa Rica

Holiday Donations – Clients Packing for a Purpose! This holiday season My Costa Rica, in an effort to support sustainable and responsible tourism, began accepting charitable donations from our clients for a local orphanage. This initiative, part of the Pack for a Purpose program, gives our clients an opportunity to bring much needed school supplies,... Continue reading

The “Eyes” Have It at Hacienda Chichen

It is so inspiring to know that there are so many people in the world dedicated to bettering the lives of their fellow man. I love to share and help those in need, as I am grateful for the many times I have found a caring hand when I needed one myself. Love is what... Continue reading