Caribbean

Journey to Jamaica Impactful for PfaP Travelers

My husband and I have visited the Caribbean many times over the last 20 years.  These beautiful islands and the people who call them home are very special to us.  While planning our trip to Jamaica last year, we decided that it would be nice to find a way to give back to these communities... Continue reading

Karen Cirino-Brown’s Story

I recently traveled to the Dominican Republic for a much needed vacation.  I took medical supplies that were listed on the Pack for a Purpose website. The supplies were donated by Kaiser Hospital on my behalf. I stayed at the Westin Resort in Punta Cana, which, under the Puntacana Foundation, supports a free community clinic. ... Continue reading

Gabriella’s Story

After visiting a low-income school in Jamaica, I became inspired to collect supplies and gently used books for schools in the Caribbean. During my visit this past January, I delivered my 4000th book for distribution, as well as my 500th pound of school supplies. During a visit last year, I distributed small goodie bags to... Continue reading

Gwen’s Story

Our family was traveling to Aruba so I checked online to find a way to support someone in need. I came upon the Pack for a Purpose website and found a partner there. In the weeks leading up to, our trip we looked for books to take along. We ended up taking 89 books in... Continue reading

Kristine’s Story

My mother and I were fortunate enough to vacation in the Cayman Islands at Christmas! Thanks to Pack for a Purpose we could add a little extra meaning to our holiday season. A thank you to Oracle for the donated backpacks that we each filled up with school supplies. A thank you for the cruise... Continue reading

Stephanie Fellows’s Story

Our recent trip to Barbados was highlighted by our visit to St. Lawrence Primary School. We were delighted to visit the school and have the privilege of delivering a variety of school supplies and first aid items. There is perhaps nothing more rewarding than seeing the warm, gleeful smiles of little ones.   We applaud those... Continue reading

With PfaP, Giving is Receiving

Outback Adventures is an Adventure Tour Company located in the Dominican Republic. We offer travelers to our island, a unique experience on getting to know the real island life outside the resorts and learn about our culture and history. Since we founded the company back in 1997, it was agreed that supporting the community should... Continue reading

Sydni’s Story

Our group of 13 people had the pleasure of spending Christmas in Jamaica this year!  Pack for a Purpose made it possible for us to bring gifts to the Barrett Town All Age School. We stayed at the Iberostar resort in Montego Bay. Although this resort is not affiliated with PfaP, it was still an... Continue reading

Beth Provides PfaP Bounty to Aruba and Jamaica

Traveling is a passion of mine, but so is kindness and giving back. One of my favorite quotes is from Ellen DeGeneres, “We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” How can these passions be intersected? Answer: Pack for a Purpose. I am a firm believer... Continue reading

Karen & Ray Spence’s Story

We feel very lucky that we can visit the Caribbean once or twice every year to get away from our Canadian winters.  When we go it is so easy to throw some school supplies in our suitcases.  They don’t weigh much and if we all bring a little, together we can make a huge difference.... Continue reading