Caribbean

Nancy’s Story

  My daughter and I traveled to Barbados this January and wanted to bring something for children. I looked on the Pack for a Purpose website to see recommendations and it was very helpful. We packed as much as we could fit in our suitcases – about 15 lbs….  school supplies and teacher’s supplies. The... Continue reading

Christy’s Story

10 Things I loved about Pack for a Purpose: 1) It is an amazing way to give back to the local community in Jamaica 2) The needs specific to the area are listed on the website so you bring items that are truly needed 3)  I love the name “Pack for a Purpose” because there... Continue reading

Bundles of Supplies for Barbados

Yellow Bird Hotel is a small 18-room, family-run property, located on the south coast of Barbados at the entrance to the very popular St. Lawrence Gap. Prior to our renovations in the summer of 2015, we contacted Pack for a Purpose and expressed our interest in becoming part of this initiative and this became a... Continue reading

Chris & Melissa’s Story

We have made several Pack for a Purpose trips and it never ceases to amaze us. Not only is it so easy to give to those in need, but you meet incredible people along the way. This time, we ended up in beautiful Dominica, the nature island of the Caribbean. We brought a suitcase full... Continue reading

Patricia and Henry Jackson’s Story

Patricia Jackson (second from left) and Henry Jackson (third from left) Months before we booked our 2016 cruise, my wife Patricia and I started filling our go bag with PfaP items. In April 2016 we made a decision that our transportation was going to be Holland American’s Koningsdam. Once the cruise was reserved, we made... Continue reading

Ann’s Story

This is our second year of participating in the Pack for a Purpose Program. Last year, we brought school supplies and toothbrushes to Kandavu Island, Fiji. What a privilege to pay it forward. The smiles and gratitude from the children is truly priceless. This year we chose the British Virgin Islands and the Green VI... Continue reading

Canadians Pack for a Purpose in Curacao

We are delighted to share this story posted by our participant, Avila Beach Hotel on Curacao. Our belief that travelers can add meaning to their trips and make a Big Impact is constantly affirmed by stories like this. Meet our hotel guest Laura Batey from Flamborough Travel Plus (Canada). She and 19 escorting women visited... Continue reading

Girl Scouts Give Generously in the Turks & Caicos

We live in New Jersey! Our two families decided to take a trip together to Beaches Turks and Caicos in the beginning of May of 2016.  We had been talking about all the fun we were going to have for months before.  My mom went on Trip Advisor and read some reviews.  We had been... Continue reading

Cheryl Roder-Quill ‘s Story

My husband and I recently returned from Negril, Jamaica, where we celebrated our 25th anniversary with friends and family. Previously, we had packed and delivered school supplies to a Pack for a Purpose location in Soweto, South Africa, so naturally, the first thing I did was get online and check drop off locations in Negril.... Continue reading

Robyn and Glen’s Story

We have been coming to St. Kitts and Nevis for the last 10 years. We love the country and have always wanted to do something for them. We found out about Pack for a Purpose last year after we were already home so we started planning for the next year. I’m a teacher so school... Continue reading