Caribbean

Jan’s Story

  Our family travel always includes the opportunity to give back to the region we visit. When we first started this giving lesson with our kids over twenty years ago, it was hard to find an opportunity to deliver backpacks full of school supplies. Today, the internet has opened up avenues to make the task of... Continue reading

The Martin Family’s Story

Once our family became involved with Pack for a Purpose, we knew we wanted to participate every time we traveled. We started planning a trip to Aruba long ago. This time, my brother and I collected funds from friends to pool with our own and went shopping for items on the request list posted by... Continue reading

Centre Holiday Agents Arrive in the Dominican Republic with Amazing Amount of PfaP Supplies

Working as a travel agent affords me the opportunity to attend different destinations to explore so I can better serve clients. Our agency, Centre Holidays, had put together a travel agent conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in September to bring together travel agents from all over Canada, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and... Continue reading

Avila Beach Hotel + Generous PfaP Guests= Big Imact for School Children

In 2016, the Avila Beach joined Pack for a Purpose.We chose to work with the nearby Oranjeschool because we have been supporting this elementary school for more than a decade already. Almost every employee of the Avila Beach Hotel has donateds a small amount of their salary to the school each month for many years.... Continue reading

The Martin Family’s Story

It is always wonderful to see travelers who choose to make Packing for a Purpose part of all of their journeys. We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Alex Martin and her family for being such travelers. Below is a compilation of their three experiences Packing for a Purpose in the Caribbean and the... Continue reading

Robyn’s Story

This is our second time Packing for a Purpose. Last year we brought a small bag of school supplies to our destination, and when our friends saw our social media posts about it, they wanted to contribute. In the fall we had an open house and people brought a bunch of supplies and money to... Continue reading

Julie’s Story

After 30 years as a travel agent and 20 years owning and operating my travel agency, Vacations To Remember, I have been to the Caribbean quite a bit. I bring school supplies with me to the islands every time I travel, and this year I travelled to St. Lucia. I decided to get other local... Continue reading

Katie’s Story

Our family has had the opportunity to “Pack for a Purpose” twice in the past two years and are very grateful and appreciative for this unique experience. We first “Packed for a Purpose” on our trip to Costa Rica in 2016. What a simple, yet impactful concept! “Make your travels meaningful. Simply use a small... Continue reading

Students Thrive on Nevis with Supplies Provided by PfaP Travelers

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club is the Caribbean’s only plantation inn located on the beach and the #1 Hotel on Nevis. While our guests come to Nisbet Plantation for our idyllic beach setting, warm personal service and gourmet dining, many visitors seize the opportunity to give back to the local community. In 1999, our hotel “adopted”... Continue reading