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    Playa Linda Beach Resort

    We have recently been informed by a PfaP traveler of the current situation in customs in Aruba. Please be sure adhere to the requirements when you Pack for a Purpose. Travelers MUST have receipts and the value of any donations brought in must be under $210 USD. If not, customs will make up a value, and you must pay the tax - in cash - or they will confiscate the donation.

    If you wish to donate any of the food items requested for Fundacion Pa Nos Comunidad, all supermarkets in Aruba sell nonperishable food products. Any of the following donated items would be appreciated, rice, beans, oil, salt, Gerber baby food, Gerber cereal, milk, and formula, canned soup, Mac & Cheese, Luncheon meat/ Spam, oatmeal, Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Mustard, and Pancake Mix.

    Project #1

    The Animal Relief Foundation works to eliminate the street animal population through sterilization, adoption, and education.

    Project #2

    The Casa Cuna Progreso project focuses on children who are in a difficult parenting situations, including a crisis situation in the family, educational or emotional neglect, abuse, and behavioral or emotional problems. Casa Cuna Progreso accommodates 36 children from infancy through 8 years old and offers care to children seven days a week from day to night. The project is situated in a child-friendly building with a variety of playgrounds surrounded by a spacious garden.

    Project #3

    Fundacion Pa Nos Comunidad (FPNC) is a Foundation directly connected to the community in helping not only with food baskets, but anything else considered primary needs. FPNC organizes community-based projects on a yearly basis with the focus on poverty care. These annual projects are the following: the Meal Packaging Event, Back to School, and a Christmas Event.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Playa Linda Beach Resort

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.