Stories from Communities

Going Local in Dominican Republic and Packing for a Purpose

Here at Outback Adventures Punta Cana, we believe that there is something worth admiring in those who decide to dedicate part of their time, their resources and their lives to others even needier, who they have not yet had the opportunity to meet. We are more than grateful to be part of the island’s tourist... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide in Panama

Here at Canopy Camp, Darien of Panama, we have had the pleasure of working with the indigenous Embera people of Nuevo Vigia since 2014 when we opened up the lodge for tourism. Approximately 500 people live in the village and dedicate their lives to farming, fishing, and artisan work. There are almost zero prospects for... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Connect with Community in Churchill and Make a Big Impact

Thanks to the generous donations of Pack for a Purpose travelers, Churchill Northern Studies Centre was able to donate six boxes of supplies to the local Duke of Marlborough School. The boxes included school supplies, winter gear, food, and toiletries for the school, which has about 180 students. The school is located in the remote, northern community... Continue reading

“Ritzy” PfaP Travelers Go the Extra Kilometer and Make a Big Impact!

It’s been a busy year for Pack for a Purpose at The Ritz Village in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, where we support several local children’s organizations. We have received many donations from a host of Pack for a Purpose international travelers who have stayed with us at The Ritz Village. But it doesn’t stop there! The... Continue reading

Princess Hotels in the Dominican Republic Experience Generosity Galore

After seeing the success of their sister properties in Mexico, the Princess Hotels in the Dominican Republic also chose to participate in Pack for a Purpose. In the short period of time since they became participants on the website in mid-July of 2018 through the end of August, their guests donated over 140 kilos (308.65... Continue reading

PfaP Guests Give at Gran Pacifica

At Pack for a Purpose, we are always delighted at how quickly PfaP travelers find new participants on our website and respond with great generosity. In less than three months, PfaP travelers were taking needed supplies supporting a tradition at Gran Pacifica of giving back to the community. Here is a story from Holly Wilson... Continue reading

Bougainvillea Barbados Guests Practice the Gift of Giving as PfaP Travelers

Vacation! Holiday! Destination getaway! These words conjure thoughts of flying off to a relaxing time in a sunny location with beautiful warm beaches. But for some travellers, it is also an opportunity to spread joy through the gift of giving and the guests of Bougainvillea Barbados (formerly Bougainvillea Beach Resort) have been doing exactly that!... Continue reading