On your next trip to Playa Viva, the unused space in your suitcase can make a BIG difference.We’ve teamed up with Pack for a Purpose to give our guests an easy way to deliver necessary supplies to our nearby communities. These donations all directly support ongoing social impact programs, with items such as gently used clothes, school supplies, sports equipment, or medical supplies. Our list of needed supplies is always up to date on our Pack For a Purpose Page, ensuring your gift is not a one off thing – it supports a long term program and fills an identified need in our community. Your empty suitcase space can make an impact long after you leave.
“When I started teaching in the schools in Juluchuca, I saw how many kids didn’t have notebooks or pencils and how that affected their learning,’ he said. ‘With the support of a lot of guests from Playa Viva, we were able to change that.’While school supplies are the most frequent donation we receive at Playa Viva, we are also in need of medical supplies and new or used clothing and shoes. The medical supplies are donated to the health clinic in Juluchuca, the only one of our four impact communities with an operating health center. Clothes and shoes are given to the neediest families in town, who are always very grateful for the support. The donations that guests bring through Pack for a Purpose make a significant difference in helping us empower our local communities. We thank you for your generous donations and encourage our visitors to come into Juluchuca to see the community and create a cultural exchange experience that enriches all involved!