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Judy’s Story

  On May 24, I met with Oliver Morgan, the personnel director and coordinator for Pack for a Purpose here in  Beaches, Turks and Caicos. He was so overwhelmed and thankful for our donation of over 50 soprano recorders as well as methods books for the music teachers and the children of the island. As... Continue reading

Bianca and Neil’s Story

When we stayed at Arathusa in South Africa, we had the opportunity to visit the project they support, the Hananani Primary School, and deliver supplies. We had a great time at the school, absolutely loved the children.  So cute and they loved us, there must have been 10,000 high fives given and received. The head... Continue reading

“The Generosity of the Guests at Pikaia Lodge Makes a Big Impact”

Year after year, Pikaia Lodge, a Relais & Châteaux property in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, has actively participated in Pack for a Purpose, a program that allows us to contribute to the local community and give back to those who need it most.   Our guests who choose to pack school supplies demonstrate immense generosity,... Continue reading

Meaningful Travel in Mexico-PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact

As a company in the hotel sector, our mission is to provide our guests with the highest quality services we can offer and give them memories that will last a lifetime. Beyond being members of the business community, we enthusiastically believe that we are part of the community at large. That’s why, years ago Scorpion... Continue reading

Allstars in Cheering, Allstars in Giving

To whom much is given, much is required. We excel at giving back! Athletes at Cheer Supreme Allstars participate in multiple service projects annually.  Charde’ Alexander, the owner and CEO of Cheer Supreme Allstars received an invitation to Belize from a parent in the program who is a resident of Naia Resort.  In researching the... Continue reading

Monique Thorpe’s Story

In December 2022 I had planned a volunteer trip to the developing Indonesian island of Sumba to work with the incredible Sumba Hospitality Foundation. As part of my research about the island I stumbled across the Pack for a Purpose page setup by The Sumba Foundation. I got in touch with the Foundation and asked... Continue reading

Cassie Murvay’s Story

When traveling around the country, we always check out the credible program, packforapurpose.org to see if there is a participant where we are traveling to.  During a recent visit to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to visit PET Los Cabos, a local animal welfare group, we brought backpacks to Sandos Finnestera who supports the Sandos Foundation.... Continue reading

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

Cady’s Story

Cady Aruanno from Windermere, Fl collected school supplies and health care necessities for two organizations in South Africa. First, my daughter Cady collected school supplies for drop off at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel but we did not stay there.  They were to go to Injongo Creche. We also sent a suitcase to Birkenhead House for Friends... Continue reading

One Love Foundation’s Story

We made another visit to Aruba in December to raise money and awareness for Aruba’s spay and neuter campaign! When traveling to Aruba, we “Pack for a Purpose” not only for the animals, but for the orphanages on the island as well. “We feel it’s crucial to provide support for at risk children.  Children are our... Continue reading