Playa Linda partners with “Pack for a Purpose”

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Donations for ARF Aruba begin to roll on in

PALM BEACH – Playa Linda Beach Resort recently launched its partnership with “Pack for a Purpose”, which encourages travelers to make use of their extra luggage space and bring needed supplies to help support a chosen, local foundation. After the introduction of the initiative, Playa Linda members and guests have responded with shows of support. The first donation came in January, after the recent launch, with visitors from Pennsylvania, Mr. Sykes and Ms. Misthal, responding with pet supply donations for the Aruba Relief Foundation (ARF) Aruba.

Pack for a Purpose carries the message of “make your travels meaningful” by pairing travellers with the needs of community projects around the world. Since 2010, it has helped hundreds of projects in places in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, by focusing in on five general areas: education, health, child welfare, animal welfare, and socioeconomic development.

In Aruba, the partnership between Playa Linda and Pack for a Purpose helps facilitate ARF Aruba gain much needed supplies, including pet food, toys and basic medical goods, which can fit in the extra space in a suitcase, and goes directly to help Aruba’s street dogs. ARF Aruba works to eliminate the street animal population through sterilization, adoption, and education.

Visitors to Aruba are encouraged to participate by visiting the Pack for a Purpose website: where they can choose an item or items from ARF Aruba’s specific needs list. Once in Aruba, those items can be dropped off at the Playa Linda Beach Resort, which will ensure it gets to ARF Aruba.

“We listened to our members and guests, who have witnessed stray dogs by the resort, and chose a foundation which we thought could make the biggest difference,” explains Playa Linda Director of Operations Sulaika Kelly. “By working together, we are able to give back in meaningful ways and show our appreciation for our beloved Aruban community. Gratitude enhances every experience in life.”