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Caribbean

Feh’s Story

This is my third year collaborating with Pack for Purpose giving back to children in need. I’m lucky that I have people that can do this journey with me. We were fortunate donate some school supplies during our time in Punta Cana at one of the Princess Hotels. We were told about the school structure... Continue reading

Beautiful Bounty for Bahamian Children

I love experiencing other cultures and ways of life on a more local level while traveling – to see how the locals actually live day to day and to feel like part of the place not just a tourist. As such, when I first read about Pack for a Purpose in a travel magazine in... Continue reading

Julie Deadman’s Story

I have been visiting Barbados regularly since I was 9 years old, and the island and its people have always held a special place in my heart. I wanted to do something more tangible in terms of giving a little something back to Barbados and came across Pack for a Purpose during my search online.... Continue reading

Sarah and Mark Merriman’s Story

We travelled to Sandals Grande Antigua in August 2021. We have been travelling to Sandals and Beaches Resorts all over the Caribbean for the last 25 years. We have often Packed for a Purpose wherever we have travelled, but this year, we had an extra luggage allowance that we don’t need for ourselves, so we... Continue reading

Kepi Peterson, Julie Craven-Bennedeb, and Krishna Parmar’s Story

Shortly before a group trip to St. Vincent & the Grenadines I discovered Pack for a Purpose. I put a quick note out to the group and 2 others joined me in pulling together some donations. Julie brought dog food, medicine and old towels for Bequia Animal Protection Alliance, Krishna brought medical supplies, toothbrushes and... Continue reading

Stacy Frings Story

There is Always Room in Your Suitcase for This Great Cause! We have travelled to the BVI’s for the 4th time this summer, but it was the first time I knew to Pack for a Purpose!  When we went in 2019 I brought a few kids books and supplies to give back to this wonderful... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Joy in Jamaica

I am overjoyed that Pack for a Purposes resonates so strongly with so many. On July 6, 2021, my husband Scott and I were finally able to celebrate his postponed 71st birthday trip originally scheduled for late March, 2020. We chose to go to our first Sandals resort because Scott loves beaches and warm weather,... Continue reading

The Castelli Family’s Story

When we first booked our trip to Turks & Caicos, we were excited to learn about the Pack for a Purpose program. Our children are entering 5th & 6th grade and this was the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the importance of giving back to the community, even while traveling abroad. Our children are both fortunate... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose and The Sandals Foundation – A Stupendous Success

The feature story below was written by Nick Pignato as part of an assignment for The Selling Power of Storytelling class, Spring 2021, at St. John Fisher College. Doctor Monica A. Hodis, Associate Professor of Marketing, selected Pack for a Purpose as a client for her class. Nick Pignato chose The Sandals Foundation and the... Continue reading

The Sweeny Family’s Story

Our family goes to the beautiful island of Turks and Caicos every year in March.  We always drive past a school, and see the students in their uniforms.  At the resort, we also remember seeing how the Sandals Foundation helps students and families on the island go to school, and eventually get jobs. It stood... Continue reading