Stories from Travelers and Communities
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.
Suzy and Kim Hoberecht’s Story
We were delighted to receive this photo from the Hoberecht Family letting us know they were able to Pack for a Purpose and bring many solar lights requested by the school. We delivered the solar lamps to Casa Cayuco and they got them to the Salt Creek school. We had a chance to visit salt... Continue reading
Ruth Sarvis’ Story
My Galapagos trip recommended that I pack light for the inter-island flights. When I was web-surfing packing ideas I ran across “Pack for a Purpose” and saw that they had a destination on San Cristobal. I reached out on short notice and Rebecca replied promptly. I was able to pack a checked bag full of... Continue reading
Monique Thorpe’s Story
In December 2022 I had planned a volunteer trip to the developing Indonesian island of Sumba to work with the incredible Sumba Hospitality Foundation. As part of my research about the island I stumbled across the Pack for a Purpose page setup by The Sumba Foundation. I got in touch with the Foundation and asked... Continue reading
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.
Princess Hotels & PfaP Travelers Positively Impact the Community in Punta Cana
Princess Hotels in Punta Cana are normally seen as places of relaxation and luxury, where guests can unwind and escape from their daily routines. However, in Princess Resort , as part of our “Princess and You 360” program, have also been taking steps to give back to the Dominican local communities and make a positive... Continue reading
Avila Beach Hotel’s Amazing Guest Makes a Big Impact in Curacao
The Avila Beach Hotel became a member of Pack for a Purpose in 2016. We came across this initiative via a respected US journalist who visited our resort for an article. His name is Ed Wetschler and he talked about Pack for a Purpose when we talked about the sustainability topic. We immediately got excited... Continue reading
PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact at More Community Foundation’s Projects
More Community Foundation* (MCF) is a non-profit organisation and the Foundation for the MORE Family Collection group, supporting social development and environmental conservation in Southern Africa in all of the areas in which the MORE Family Collection lodges and hotels operate. All community projects for social development are self-sustainable, as it is our belief that... Continue reading