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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

Kristen’s Journey to the Board

The feature story below was written by Gregory Ingraham 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. Gregory Ingraham chose Marcus Cotton as the person... Continue reading

Sherry’s Story

I had the privilege of some rewarding experiences in donating art and recreation supplies for a helpful project for The Children of Promise in New York City. I enjoyed taking the subway with my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter from Brooklyn into Manhattan to the exciting area of Times Square. A nearby hotel, The Chatwal, graciously... Continue reading

Katie’s Story

My colleagues and I travel yearly to Belize (except this last year sadly) and work closely with conservation groups and the Belize Zoo. The Belize Zoo is a drop off point for this program. We contacted our donors and brought 11 backpacks stuffed with supplies for local schools in January 2020. We are mainly a... Continue reading

Krista’s Story

I am a Travel Agent in upstate New York. My husband and I love traveling to all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Last year while visiting Mexico we became friends with one of the bartenders who worked for the resort. He told us their work schedules and how they literally only make a few dollars a... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Take a Hike in Guatemala to Make a Big Impact

A few years ago, my partner Courtney and I stumbled across a travel blog that explained and encouraged fellow travelers to become a part of Pack for a Purpose. Intrigued and curious to learn more, we clicked on the link and read mission statements and real stories of travelers. We immediately fell in love with... Continue reading

Gracious Guests Bring Magic to the Fairmont Mayakoba as PfaP Travelers

The Fairmont Mayakoba became a participant on the Pack for a Purpose website over 9 years ago. All the magic really starts with the generosity of our gracious guests. For the Pack for a Purpose program to be successful at the Fairmont Mayakoba, our guests must choose to make space in their luggage to include... Continue reading

The Sweeny Family’s Story

Our family goes to the beautiful island of Turks and Caicos every year in March.  We always drive past a school, and see the students in their uniforms.  At the resort, we also remember seeing how the Sandals Foundation helps students and families on the island go to school, and eventually get jobs. It stood... Continue reading