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Voluntourism and Cruising  March 2016
Nancy Schretter, Together for Good's Founder, is featured in a session entitled "Shorex and the Rise of Voluntourism" at Seatrade Global 2016, the cruise industry’s premier conference. This session covers how cruise lines and others are catering to travelers' interests in combining volunteer opportunities with leisure travel and ways ports can adapt and cater to this voluntourism trend.
Presenters include Tara Russell, President of Fathom & Global Impact Lead, Carnival Corporation & Plc; Daniel Skjeldam, CEO, Hurtigruten; John Stoll, Vice President, Land Programs, Crystal Cruises; and Yoshioka Tatsuya, Founder and Director, Peace Boat.

Great Press!

Together for Good was recently featured in articles in

  • Agent@Home magazine
  • Fox News
  • Travel Channel
  • Chicago Tribune
  • and other media outlets.
We've also been included in stories in Leisure Group Travel magazine, USA Today, the International Business Times, Porthole Magazine, and many other print and online publications. See our Stories page for links and more information. Thanks for all the media support.

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Casa Cuna Progreso Foundation is a children's home and organization that cares for more than 30 disadvantaged children between the ages of 0-8. The orphanage is in need of items for babies and young children including disposable diapers, baby powder, diaper rash cream, children's clothes, infant clothes, shoes, toys, small stuffed animals, puzzles, toys and games for babies and children, school supplies and other items. Please contact Casa Cuna in advance to find out about the children's home's current needs. Some Together for Good vacationers have let us know they have arranged special events for Casa Cuna and volunteered there as well. The phone number for the children's home is (297) 58 57 177. Their fax number is (297) 58 53 010 and their email address is casacuna@setarnet.aw.

Imeldahof Children's Home, located in Noord, is a home for up to 52 children of troubled families. Many of the children at the home have been victims of physical or sexual abuse or neglect. The home cares for boys ages 6-14 and girls ages 6-18. The home is in need of a variety of items for children and teens including board games, puzzles, English language story books for children ages 6-18, sporting goods, school supplies, small stuffed animals, clothing for children ages 6-12, backpacks, personal care items such as soap and shampoos, arts & crafts items and other supplies. For more information about the home and its current needs, contact Imeldahof's Director at (297) 587-6085. The home's fax number is (297) 587-0577. The home's website is: imeldahof.com. The home's email address is imeldahofaruba@setarnet.aw.

Pack for a Purpose works with a number of resorts to positively impact local organizations and communities. Check out the supply lists and drop off points on their website: Packforapurpose.org Aruba.

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