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Dominican Republic

Delightful Deliveries in the Dominican Republic at Grand Bávaro Princess Hotel

At the Grand Bávaro Princess Hotel, we are committed to supporting our community. For this reason, we thought a collaboration with Pack for Purpose would be the best way to publicize the projects we support and spread goodwill in Puntacana. Thanks to Pack for a Purpose, more and more guests come to our resort every... Continue reading

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

Pack for a Purpose Participant Story: Grupo Puntacana in the Dominican Republic

The feature story below was written by Natalie McLain 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. Natalie McLain chose Margarita Pilier as the person... Continue reading

Theresa’s Story

I have traveled to nearly 60 countries in my lifetime, and it’s unfortunate to just now discover the Pack for Purpose organization! I always try to integrate passion and purpose into all of my personal and professional endeavors – and giving back has always been a way of life for me. It’s the least I... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers: The Year of COVID

2020 has been a devastating year for people around the world and most certainly for the travel industry. However, even in 2020, there have been positive developments. On the plus side, we have added 20 new Participants this year. PfaP travelers brought 1,426 kilos (3,137 lbs) of supplies to support community projects at the destinations... Continue reading

Rediscover the Joy of Travel!

Traveling is no longer just about pleasure and fun. In recent years, a new type of tourism (solidarity and sustainable tourism) has begun to gain prominence. When we look at community needs and choose to address them in order achieve a better world, it generates a positive transformation inside ourselves. The options for solidary and... Continue reading

Maki’s Story

This was my second time participating in the Pack for a Purpose initiative. This time my family and I visited Dominican Republic. Along with the help of another organization called “Not Just Tourists,” I was able to bring three big suitcases. Two of them had a lot of different medical supplies and one suitcase had... Continue reading

Princess Hotels Guests Embrace PfaP to Assist the Elderly and Young

In these difficult times, the importance of helping each other is evident. Communities are uniting, neighbors are supporting each other, and solidarity is growing. However, we are also aware that there are communities that need more help and more reinforcements than others, and not only now, but always. Princess Hotels in the Dominican Republic has... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose and Outback Adventures Make a Big Impact Together

Outback Adventures Dominican Republic and Pack for a Purpose have been working together for many years. For us, Pack for a Purpose is the perfect opportunity to help those who need it the most, through the kindness of our guests. Being a Pack for a Purpose participant represents the perfect way to show our gratitude... Continue reading

Paulette’s Story

When my husband and I retired and began traveling to new destinations each year, I wanted to take items that would be useful to people living in less developed countries. I knew that people with good intentions have donated things that offend other cultures or had no practical use in some circumstances – so I... Continue reading