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Make the Most of Extra Luggage Space

Many travelers want to give back to the communities they visit, but may not know the local charities or specific needs of the area. Pack for a Purpose, founded in 2009, works with hotels throughout the world and connects them with travelers to provide much-needed supplies for local schools and nonprofits.

The concept is simple: When planning your next vacation, check the Pack for a Purpose website to find a participating hotel in your destination. Each lodging has a list of supplies needed for community-based projects. Drop off the supplies when you arrive and the hotel will deliver them for you.

With just 5 pounds of baggage space, you can provide a school with 400 pencils, or 5 deflated soccer balls and an inflation device. Besides making a difference in the community, you’ll also have plenty of room to bring back souvenirs!  

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Deal Expert, Chicago
Monday, March 26, 2012
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