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.

Julie Deadman’s Story

I have been visiting Barbados regularly since I was 9 years old, and the island and its people have always held a special place in my heart. I wanted to do something more tangible in terms of giving a little something back to Barbados and came across Pack for a Purpose during my search online.... Continue reading

Sarah and Mark Merriman’s Story

We travelled to Sandals Grande Antigua in August 2021. We have been travelling to Sandals and Beaches Resorts all over the Caribbean for the last 25 years. We have often Packed for a Purpose wherever we have travelled, but this year, we had an extra luggage allowance that we don’t need for ourselves, so we... Continue reading

The Coggins Family Story

  My husband, Steve Coggins, and I traveled to Puerto Morelos near Cancun, Mexico, and were delighted to find a nearby hotel partner ,DESIRE RIVIERA MAYA, for Pack for a Purpose! We delivered a lot of school supplies to children who live in a local community, and are so glad to have this organized way... 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.

Fairmont Mayakoba’s Guests Give Generously When They Pack for a Purpose

  The Fairmont Mayakoba became a Pack for a Purpose participant over 10 years ago. Pack for a Purpose has been supportive for many years thanks to the generosity of our guests who decide to donate a space in their baggage to bring gifts for our community. Over the years, many of our guests at... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Exemplify Generosity at Original Group’s Resorts

Due to economic problems, and many other difficulties, thousands of children all over the world drop out of school, being forced by the circumstances to start working at an early age. Sadly, many of them get involved in criminal activities and/or fall into addictions. In Mexico, and specifically in Riviera Maya communities, this issue affects... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose and The Sandals Foundation – A Stupendous Success

The feature story below was written by Nick Pignato 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. Nick Pignato chose The Sandals Foundation and the... Continue reading

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