Jamaica

Gabriella’s Story

During a trip to Beaches Negril, I donated my 5500th book to a Negril school affiliated with the Sandals Foundation.  I brought over 500 books and 50 pounds of school supplies.  I learned about the immense need at the schools, after visiting an early childhood school when I was in 2d grade.  I started a... Continue reading

Journey to Jamaica Impactful for PfaP Travelers

My husband and I have visited the Caribbean many times over the last 20 years.  These beautiful islands and the people who call them home are very special to us.  While planning our trip to Jamaica last year, we decided that it would be nice to find a way to give back to these communities... Continue reading

Sydni’s Story

Our group of 13 people had the pleasure of spending Christmas in Jamaica this year!  Pack for a Purpose made it possible for us to bring gifts to the Barrett Town All Age School. We stayed at the Iberostar resort in Montego Bay. Although this resort is not affiliated with PfaP, it was still an... Continue reading

Beth Provides PfaP Bounty to Aruba and Jamaica

Traveling is a passion of mine, but so is kindness and giving back. One of my favorite quotes is from Ellen DeGeneres, “We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” How can these passions be intersected? Answer: Pack for a Purpose. I am a firm believer... 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

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

Janet’s Story

As we planned to celebrate 20 years of being members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in Jamaica, we realized that we needed to stick to our commitment of service.  “Pack for a Purpose” helped us to make this happen! Rebecca Rothney, founder of the organization, quickly responded to our request to visit and support... Continue reading

Sixthman Cruises into Jamaica with Boat Loads of Pack for a Purpose Supplies

Pack for a Purpose was delighted in 2015 when Sixthman, industry leader in festivals at sea, asked guests of the 311 Cruise to truly Pack for a Purpose as they prepared to visit Jamaica. Partnering with this generous company gave us the opportunity to reach thousands of additional travelers. The supplies donated by the cruisers... Continue reading

Supplies Provided by PfaP Travelers are Measured in Smiles in Jamaica

His eyes do nothing to hide the curiosity and joy he is feeling. He laughs without reservation as he shows me a drawing of an orange and I tell him his orange is the best drawing I’ve ever seen. Little Shaquille attends Mount Edgecombe Primary School in St. Ann, Jamaica. The school is one of... Continue reading