Avila Beach Hotel’s Amazing Guest Makes a Big Impact in Curacao
The Avila Beach Hotel became a member of Pack for a Purpose in 2016. We came across this initiative via a respected US journalist who visited our resort for an article. His name is Ed Wetschler and he talked about Pack for a Purpose when we talked about the sustainability topic. We immediately got excited... Continue reading
My Commitment to My Wife and Our Desire to Help Others Led Me to the PfaP Board
Obi Mukabiko, our safari guide in South Luangwa Zambia, said to me, “What Pack for a Purpose is doing is different. We have many volunteers from The US who come to help us. They always teach our fishermen a different way to fish. The fishermen do it until the volunteers leave, and then they go... Continue reading
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
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
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