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Pack for a Purpose Community Support

How to Make Your Suitcase Matter

Now you can help the local community just by filling your suitcase on your next vacation! Each of our Sandos resorts in Mexico is now a proud member of Pack for a Purpose. This organization allows travelers (like you!) to create an impact in the communities near our resorts when you fly to Mexico

Pack for a Purpose Riviera Maya charity

Pack for a Purpose

Here’s how you can participate with us in Pack for a Purpose:

1. Leave a few extra pounds worth of space in your suitcase

2. Use that space to pack items that you can donate to local schools and clinics

3. Give those items to us here at your Sandos Mexico resort!

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Sandos Caracol, Sandos Playacar and Sandos Cancun will all be supporting our “Help Us Help Others” program, benefiting the local Xyaat organization. Xyaat supports Mayan villages throughout the Zona Maya region, just south of the Riviera Maya.

Donations to Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos will go toward the “United to Help” organization, supporting local communities, schools and shelters in the Cabo San Lucas region.

Are you starting to pack for your next trip to a Sandos Mexico resort? All of the organizations we support require school supplies like backpacks, crayons, scissors, pens, markers, notebooks, pencils, etc.  Click through to see which Pack for a Purpose donation items are most needed at each of our hotels:

Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort

Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort

Sandos Playacar Beach Experience Resort

Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos

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  • Suzanne Black
    July 13, 2017

    Hi Sandos Caracol folks,
    We are so happy that you partner with Pack for a Purpose! With their guidance, we took school supplies to Rwanda in 2015. We are excited to bring supplies to you on our Mexico visit! Question: we stopping in Guadalajara to see a friend in the Peace Corps before coming to the resort. IS there a way we can get the supplies to one of your representatives at the airport in GDL?

    • Sandos Hotels
      July 13, 2017

      Hi Suzanne, First of all thank you so much for your generosity! Unfortunately we do not have any Sandos team member based in the Guadalajara region. Would it be possible for you to bring the donations with you to the resort?

      • Suzanne Black
        July 13, 2017

        Absolutely, we are happy to do that! Just needed to check to see if there was an easier way. But, we’re on it!

  • Linda Erovick
    September 11, 2015

    Are you still doing the pack for a purpose. My sons and I are coming in October and could pack some extras to bring along.

    • Sandos Hotels
      September 23, 2015

      Yes, absolutely! Which Sandos hotel will you be staying at? I will send along some info. Thanks Linda.

  • Dwayne
    February 6, 2014

    What type of things would be appropriate to being re: Pack for a purpose?……My family and I will be at the Sandos Resort Playacar at the end of May…Thanks…-D

  • Pedro
    October 30, 2013

    Waooooooooo! What a great idea! Sandos YOU ROCK!

    • Sandos Hotels
      October 31, 2013

      Thanks Pedro! You rock, too.