Did you know you can make a big impact on the lives of children around the world if you Pack for a Purpose?
How did we not know about this organization?
It's such a simple way for us to use available space in our luggage to provide supplies to communities we visit - and we just had to share our good luck in finding out about it!
Here's the scoop:
By just making room for 5 pounds, you can bring:
- 400 pencils or
- 5 deflated soccer balls with an inflation device or
- A stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff and 500 band-aids
It's easy! Go to the Pack for a Purpose website and find your destination. They'll let you know what supplies are needed in that area and how they will benefit the community you are visiting.
It adds up! Since their inception in December 2009, the global travel community has donated more than 30,000 pounds of needed supplies to schools, clinics and orphanages worldwide.
How did we find out about this wonderful charity?
Next week we will be traveling to Costa Rica, and had been drooling over the website of our host, Parador Resort & Spa.
We already knew that, as an eco-resort, they pride themselves on their commitment towards sustainable tourism, community outreach and education.
Then we saw this:
Now, happily, we can say:
"We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families."
And we will do so from now on!
David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com
YOUR TURN: Did you know about Pack for a Purpose? Would you consider making room in your suitcase on your next vacation? Isn't this a great idea?
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