Mexico

Sandos Guests Show the Big Impact Travelers Can Make by Packing for a Purpose

We want to highlight the amazing work done in Mexico by the Sandos Foundation. They have been Pack for a Purpose participants since 2016. They support Ayúdanos a Ayudar, a non-profit program created by Sandos Hotels & Resorts, that benefits the communities in the Maya Zone, supports local schools, and collaborates with organizations that contribute... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose’s 4G Network

There is much discussion about  3G networks, 4G networks, and 5G networks. 5G Networks are touted to be better and faster. This may well be the case with cell phones. However, at Pack for a Purpose, the 4G Network is efficient, impactful, and makes every trip a traveler takes go farther than the miles they... Continue reading

Melissa’s Story

Last April my boyfriend Mike and I flew from Seattle Washington to the Sandos in Los Cabos. It was my very first time in Mexico. I am a teacher and was very passionate about Packing for a Purpose. I did. I collected construction paper, glue sticks, pens, crayons, markers and so much more. I even... Continue reading

Sandos Hotels & Resorts & Their Guests, Through PfaP, Give “More Than Just a Smile”

On Mexico’s latest Three King’s Day (a Santa Claus-like local celebration), the Sandos Hotels & Resorts staff and guests visited a small community in Quintana Roo with the aim of giving “More than just a smile.” We thought that on this particularly special day, kids in the community deserved a special gift. Volunteers arrived at... Continue reading

Scott’s Story

We discovered “Pack for a Purpose” before booking a long-overdue honeymoon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We stayed at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, a participating drop off location that supports communities near the Riviera Maya. There was plenty of room in our luggage to accommodate the school supplies we were taking down with us. We’ll... Continue reading

PfaP Traveler Educates and Donates Seeing Smiles Galore in Mexico

I was both thrilled and intrigued when I learned the Princess Resort I was going to be vacationing at in Mexico worked closely with Pack for a Purpose. As a dental hygienist, I was ecstatic to learn that toothbrushes and toothpaste were on the list of supplies needed, and immediately knew I could contribute more.... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Bridge the Gap

Entreamigos is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to be a bridge between the local community and culture by creating educational opportunities for children and families in San Francisco (San Pancho) Nayarit, Mexico. Entreamigos provides an established community center dedicated to increase learning opportunities for local children and families through the implementation of educational programs... Continue reading

Nakia’s Story

Several members of my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, headed to Playa del Carmen to celebrate our anniversary of pledging together. Sisters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter, commit to a lifetime of Service, Scholarship and Sisterhood. With service being a key tenet of the organization, our group knew we wanted to incorporate... Continue reading

Banyan Tree Branches Out to Join Pack for a Purpose

I am always humbled by the generosity of Pack for a Purpose travelers. We became participants with Pack for a Purpose in April of 2017, and we have already received many supplies for a school in our community from very generous travelers. These children benefit, on occasion, by tourism companies providing food and funds for... Continue reading

Shayla’s Story

  I was thrilled to meet Rebecca and Scott at the WashU Alumni event. When she told us about Pack for a Purpose, I was honored to be able to support her organization on our upcoming trip to Cancun.  Rebecca put me in contact with Ismerai Martinez of the Sandos project.Over the next several weeks,... Continue reading