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Little Hands and Big Hearts in Jamaica

In September, my husband and I decided to visit Bluefields Bay, Jamaica to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. It was the first time since our honeymoon that we’d taken a trip alone. From the second we arrived at Bluefields Villas we wondered why we had waited all those years to get away. While we were enjoying... Continue reading

Honeymoon Help, “PfaPing” in Zanzibar

As we planned our honeymoon to Zanzibar, my husband and I had relaxation on our minds! Although we married in August, we chose to travel over the holidays in December. The extra planning time also came in handy, as we knew we wanted to find a positive and memorable way to celebrate our new lives... Continue reading

Kevin & Sharon Taylor

In early 2012, we were planning a trip to Tanzania for safari. My wife and I had been to South Africa previously and knew about the weight restrictions for luggage on the small planes. When we found out about Pack for a Purpose and there extensive network for collecting donations of school supplies, we were... Continue reading

Carol Laidlaw’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose from a friend and decided to check it out as my husband and I would be in Namibia in December, 2012. Sure enough there was a drop off site near Windhoek so I asked my teacher friends if they had any supplies they would like to donate. We... 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

Caring in the Caribbean

The Sandals Foundation is always seeking corporate entities and individuals to partner with on education, community and environmental projects that will contribute to the positive development of the Caribbean region. Founded in 2009, the Sandals Foundation – the brainchild of Sandals Resorts International’s CEO, Adam Stewart – is a culmination of 30 years of corporate... Continue reading

Packing for a Purpose in Cambodia

One of the most rewarding aspects of my position with Luxury Link is serving as the day-to-day contact with our incredible non-profit partner, Pack for a Purpose. Over the past year I’ve had the privilege of working closely with the organization’s founder Rebecca Rothney, learning about the simple yet profound way PfaP connects travelers with... Continue reading

From an Email Inquiry to Extraordinary Generosity

The Leading Hotels of The World “Pack for a Purpose” in Cape Town By Rebecca Rothney The process started in March with an email and culminated in November with incredible joy for the children of Cape Town South Africa! Jennifer Oberstein, the Senior Director of Communications at The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), sent... Continue reading

Generous Guests at The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul

Over the past year, guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul have enthusiastically donated over 110 pounds of supplies, clothing, and toys to students at Dinçba Elementary School through Pack for a Purpose. This has been an easy and meaningful way for our guests to add value to their travels and make a Big Impact for the... Continue reading

PfaP Partners Continue to Participate

Since our partnership in March 2012, the Interim CEO Julie Bell, the President Diane McDavitt and three other employees at our partner Luxury Link all packed for a purpose when they travelled for business and pleasure. They travelled to Costa Rica, Mexico, Cambodia and India bringing a total of over 45 kilos of requested supplies... Continue reading