Families

Packing for a Purpose is a wonderful family activity that all members can participate in. When families choose to Pack for a Purpose, it enhances their trip by creating more meaningful memories. Gratitude is a lesson well- modeled at even the earliest of ages.

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

In Shannon’s memory: a gift that touches many

Editors Note: There are many reasons to pack for a purpose other than being a gracious and caring human being. You can pack for a purpose to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. Those are gifts you never have to dust, that don’t take up additional space in your home and make a Big Impact in... Continue reading

The Jeffs’ Family Story

In February we spent a week in Mexico, where we dropped off a Pack for a Purpose donation at the Fairmont Mayakoba. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to give help where it is needed. It was also a great way to involve our son, he helped choose, pack the items and... Continue reading

The Yost Family Story

Thank you to all of our friends who helped us collect 73 pairs of prescription eyeglasses which the boys delivered to Nihiwatu where they distributed them with The Sumba Foundation in Indonesia. They spent a day giving eye exams and helping the villagers find the right eyeglasses.  Continue reading

Heather Frank

Through the Sandals foundation, I read about the Pack for a Purpose program. When my 8-year old daughter, Gabriella, heard that some of the local primary schools didn’t have enough supplies for their students, she set out on a mission. Gabriella filled a small suitcase with crayons, pencils, coloring books, children’s books, games, and a... Continue reading

Children, Caring and Community

Our blog post this month comes from a wonderful traveler that we have recently been in touch with, Tara Cannon. I am a mother of two, passionate family traveler, and founder of Pint Size Pilot — a website dedicated to taking the fear out of travel with kids. When I read about Pack for a... Continue reading

Goldsmith Family Story

Before heading to Belize for a week-long adventure, we noticed that our second hotel partnered with Pack for a Purpose and we just had to participate! My parents, husband, 11 year-old son and I packed two suitcases with a total of 55 lbs of supplies for the Succotz Primary School. We left one duffle bag... Continue reading