Stories from Travelers and Communities

From Travelers

Pack for a Purpose travelers that include families on vacation, honeymooners university students and business travelers, share their own experiences hoping they will inspire other travelers to choose to make a Big Impact whenever they travel.

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

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

Megan Friend

A Teacher’s Call to Action Inspires Her Students to Make a Big Impact for Jamaican Students

Last month my husband and I decided to take a last minute trip to Jamaica. It had been a stressful year of teaching during the pandemic for both of us and we were ready for a quick and safe escape from the dreaded Michigan winter!  A week before our planned date of departure, I had... Continue reading

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From Communities

Our participants share how PfaP travelers have benefited their community and the difference the supplies that been received make in the life of the community.

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

Africa Albida Tourism’s Commitment to Travel with Purpose

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Africa Albida Tourism and Pack for a Purpose guests brought smiles to surrounding communities in the Victoria Falls region. With travel restrictions in place from March 2020, the usually bustling city of Victoria Falls fell strangely quiet as hotels closed, activities stopped operating and even the popular souvenir... Continue reading

Goodwill Crosses Frontiers

Sandos Hotels & Resorts celebrates being the choice of responsible travelers. Why do we celebrate a hotel business in Mexico? – Through our commitment and ethics, Sandos Hotels and Resorts defines itself as a socially responsible company with a deep gratitude for our guests. Many of our guests choose to break the mold of a... Continue reading

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