Pack for a Purpose
I want to share a story that has inspired us all at Luxury Link. In 2002, Rebecca and Scott Rothney took what would become a life-changing trip to Botswana. Avid travelers, the Rothneys saw amazing sites around the world but too often also saw sincere need in surrounding communities. Schools with few basic supplies. Orphanages where children used rags tied together with string as mock soccer balls. They wanted to help. Sound familiar? Inspired, they created a vision: they could learn what communities specifically need and help travelers to that region meet those needs in a simple act—by telling them what to bring. And it doesn’t take much. By simply leaving that extra pair of shoes at home and packing 4 deflated soccer balls or 150 pencils instead, you can make a big impact on the lives of children in the destinations you visit.
The Rothneys founded Pack for a Purpose®, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping travelers make an impact in the communities they visit, one vacation at a time. And now, as seen in O, Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, National Geographic and global media everywhere, their cause is gaining steam. With Luxury Link’s help, they will connect even more travelers and hotels to help the communities of the amazing places our customers love to visit.
How can you make a difference? Look for the Pack for a Purpose® logo on participating Luxury Link properties in your desired destination. Visit Pack for a Purpose® to learn what you can bring to make a difference in that community. Stop by the Luxury Link/PfaP page for more information. And watch for Luxury Link auctions that benefit PfaP – a portion of all proceeds will be donated to Pack for a Purpose to further their great cause.Small space. Little effort. Big Impact. Who knew it could be so simple?
Diane McDavitt, President & Co-Founder, Luxury Link Travel Group