Caribbean

“Ritzy” PfaP Travelers Go the Extra Kilometer and Make a Big Impact!

It’s been a busy year for Pack for a Purpose at The Ritz Village in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, where we support several local children’s organizations. We have received many donations from a host of Pack for a Purpose international travelers who have stayed with us at The Ritz Village. But it doesn’t stop there! The... Continue reading

Princess Hotels in the Dominican Republic Experience Generosity Galore

After seeing the success of their sister properties in Mexico, the Princess Hotels in the Dominican Republic also chose to participate in Pack for a Purpose. In the short period of time since they became participants on the website in mid-July of 2018 through the end of August, their guests donated over 140 kilos (308.65... Continue reading

Sammi’s Story

In December 2017, I was turning 13 and taking a family vacation to Curacao for my bat mitzvah. I wanted to find a way to give back and help the community and I found Pack for a Purpose. At home I spent my birthday money and bought school supplies, crafts, board games, and clothing for... Continue reading

Bougainvillea Barbados Guests Practice the Gift of Giving as PfaP Travelers

Vacation! Holiday! Destination getaway! These words conjure thoughts of flying off to a relaxing time in a sunny location with beautiful warm beaches. But for some travellers, it is also an opportunity to spread joy through the gift of giving and the guests of Bougainvillea Barbados (formerly Bougainvillea Beach Resort) have been doing exactly that!... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Travelers Provide Oceans of Supplies for Barbados

The three Ocean Hotels in Barbados (Sea Breeze Beach House, Ocean Two Resort and Residences, and South Beach Hotel) are committed to being a responsible corporate and community citizens. As a group, we support a number of different charities, environmental initiatives, and educational programs to further develop the community we seek to grow in. Pack... Continue reading

CC’s Story

My beautiful daughter Chelsea Arnold and her handsome new husband Matthew Arnold got married in the Dominican Republic last week. Our family wanted to leave more than just memories of our visit, so we contacted Pack for a Purpose and we have nothing but AWESOME things to say about this wonderful organization. I highly recommend... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Sail to St. Lucia with Needed Supplies in Tow

The Moorings in St. Lucia, which supports the Caribaid Foundation, was added to the PfaP website in late April 2016. The Caribaid Foundation is a non-profit focused on fostering happiness and prosperity in young, single mothers by providing a place for their children to stay during the day. Sometimes when an accommodation or tour company... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Once, Be Inspired to Pack for a Purpose Again

On May 23, Bougainvillea Barbados hosted a group of travel agents, including Brita Grieves with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., the CEO of Centre Holidays Carlton Montaut, and 12 agents from Centre Holidays including myself. Our group traveled to Barbados to learn more about the destination. Our group of agents had taken school supplies to Punta... Continue reading

Danuta and Arely’s Story

  My husband and I were very happy to Pack for a Purpose on our cruise that stopped in Curacao. We chose to take supplies for the project supported by The Ritz Village. It was a very good feeling to pass the luggage we stuffed with clothing, school supplies, and toiletries for children needing this kind... Continue reading