If you haven’t heard about Pack for a Purpose, here’s the scoop on this incredible organization that makes it easy for vacationers to make a difference when they are traveling to other countries. Basically, Pack for a Purpose takes your donation of books or school supplies that you bring from home packed into your suitcase. They then do the legwork to distribute your donation to communities in need.
From now on we will NEVER go on vacation to the islands without bringing books to share with the local community schools. These schools just don’t have access to libraries, book stores etc. like we do in the USA.
Here’s Kenzie and Kyle donating the 23 books we packed in our suitcase to bring to Beaches Turks & Caicos for the Grand Opening Celebration of their new Key West Luxury Villages. Guests all brought books and it was amazing to see how much would be donated to local schools.
Such a simple and EASY way to make a difference. And this is a super way to actively engage your kids in giving back. We had Kenzie and Kyle pick out all the books to donate and consider what titles might be great for people who don’t have access to books like we do and get the kids thinking about how each small part they do will make a difference and create a better world.
Working together, we can really make a difference. If 500 individuals each pack 5 lbs, Pack for a Purpose can provide 1.25 tons of supplies to community-based projects around the world! Love it!
You can read all about Pack for a Purpose here. Beaches and Sandals resorts partner with them on every island and Pack for a Purpose has partners around the world from Asia to Africa.