Make A Big Impact While You Travel
Use available space in your luggage to provide
supplies to communities you visit.
Using just five pounds (2.27 kilos) of luggage space, you can bring:
  • 400 Pencils
  • 5 deflated soccer balls with an inflation device
  • A stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff and 500 band-aids
Help Us Make A Difference
About Partnership
Luxury Link is proud to partner with Pack for a Purpose, an organization connecting travelers with communities in need in the places they visit, one vacation at a time.

What Is Pack For A Purpose?
Founded by husband and wife, Scott and Rebecca Rothney, Pack for a Purpose is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping travelers make an impact in the communities they visit. 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 blown up plastic bags 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 400 pencils instead, you can make a big impact on the lives of children in the destinations you visit.

How Can You Make A Difference?
Look for the Pack For A Purpose logo on participating Luxury Link properties in your desired destination. Click here to select your destination and learn what you can pack to make a difference in that community. And watch for Luxury Link auctions that benefit Pack For A Purpose - a portion of all proceeds will be donated to Pack for a Purpose to further their great cause.

To learn how to pack, click here.

How To Pack
Before You Pack
Check with your airline and travel agent to determine the current luggage allowance to your destination.

School Supplies
The following new items should be taken out of their original packaging and placed in the lightest possible plastic or fabric resealable bags: pens, pencils, erasers, individual pencil sharpeners, solar calculators, protractors and colored pencils.

The following items should be kept in their original packaging to prevent breakage: crayons, chalk, plastic and wooden rulers should be wrapped in bubble wrap to prevent breakage. Games, such as Scrabble®, Connect Four®, Dominoes® and Bananagrams® should be left in their original packages.

Medical Supplies
Any medicines that you bring should have an expiration date at least 8 months after the time you are bringing them.

Expensive items such as stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs etc. should be put in plastic or fabric resealable bags and packed in your carry-on luggage.

The following new items should be taken out of their original packaging and placed in the lightest possible plastic or fabric resealable bags: Band-Aids, bandages and any other items where the weight would be reduced by eliminating the original packaging.

Soccer Balls
Soccer balls should be deflated by moistening an inflation needle and carefully inserting it into the valve. After the needle is inserted, gently apply pressure to the ball until the ball is deflated. Remove the needle and tape it to the deflated ball. The deflated balls can be stacked to save space or soft items such as socks can be position in the cavaties. Each deflated soccer ball will weigh about 1lb. (.45kg).

For your convenience, pack all items so they can be easily located within your luggage and dropped off when you arrive at your destination.

Print Your Pack For A Purpose Card
Print out this card from Pack For A Purpose and include it with your package.