Curacao

Why Pack for a Purpose?

Since 2010, Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken over 194,783 kgs (428,522 pounds) of supplies in over 60 countries. Our success is due to our mission to make Packing for a Purpose simple and easy so EVERYONE can choose to participate. Children have been active participants learning the importance of gratitude, generosity, and impactful... Continue reading

Help Us Celebrate Pack for a Purpose’s 10th Birthday!

In December 2009, we founded Pack for a Purpose with the mission to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to take meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit. Fast forward nearly ten years and Pack for a Purpose has helped travelers donate nearly 350,000 pounds of supplies meeting essential needs... Continue reading

The Aguirre’s Story

My family and I returned from a trip to the amazing island of Curaçao last week.  We feel blessed to have been able to experience the beauty of the beaches, marine life & cultural diversity that Curaçao offers.  Beautiful in all ways.  Most importantly we cherish the friendships and personal connection that we were able... Continue reading

“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

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

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

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

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

PfaP’s Big Impact on the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

The elegant Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort sits on 2,000 acres of historical plantation land. It’s bordered by one of the most wonderful organizations on the island – Fundashon Amigunan di Cristo. Fundashon Amigunan di Cristo is an afterschool project for children from low-income or impoverished homes to gather and find fun, love and... 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