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Kathy’s Story

  We recently visited Punta Cana at the end of March. Having visited the country 4 years prior, I knew that I wanted to donate and give to the people there. The Dominican people that we met last time and this visit truly touched our lives. They are amazing, with great attitudes and friendliness.  This... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Make a Grand Impact at Grand Fond Primary in Dominica

The Pack for a Purpose project was an initiative of Mr. Jem Winston, whom I must say is an excellent collaborator with the Grand Fond Primary School. This project is growing by leaps and bounds and has become a household name at our school. For the past three years, Pack for a Purpose has evolved... Continue reading

Eric’s Story

While preparing for a trip to Southeast Asia, we contacted the Shinta Mani Foundation in Siem Reap, Cambodia via Pack for a Purpose. We packed an extra suitcase and brought about 70 lbs. of supplies for local children participating in the SMF’s training programs. We took dental supplies, mosquito netting, and medical supplies, but the majority... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Spread Generosity Across Oceans and Continents

  Pack for a Purpose may be headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, but PfaP travelers cross continents and oceans to deliver their supplies. PfaP travelers have a common thread—their belief that every trip they take can go much farther than the miles they travel. A generous PfaP traveler from Brazil named Eleonora Packed for a Purpose... Continue reading

Wonderful Wilderness Safaris Guests Continue to Pack for a Purpose

Wilderness Safaris has had a commitment to Pack for a Purpose from the very beginning. It was on a Wilderness safari to Africa in 2002 that the idea for Pack for a Purpose first seeded itself in our founder’s mind. Wilderness Safaris was one of the original 29 accommodations to join Pack for a Purpose... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide Continuing Supplies

Here at Ras Nungwi, a small luxury beach resort on Zanzibar’s northern tip, we are delighted to have been working with Pack for a Purpose for the past two years. During that time, the Nungwi Nursery School has benefited tremendously from the generosity of numerous travelers to the island. These visitors have seen the massive... Continue reading

Amanda’s Story

I recently traveled to Curacao. When I booked Santa Barbara Beach Resort, I read about PfaP. I said to myself, “What amazing program and the perfect opportunity to participate in a great cause!” I think I packed more for a purpose than I did for the beach!Continue reading

The Many Faces of PfaP Travelers

As an intern, I have been blown away by the many different faces I have seen Pack for a Purpose. From dimples to wrinkles, from children to seniors, people from across the globe have chosen to help someone in need and make their travels more meaningful. Whether it is an elementary school student, a bride... Continue reading

Sixthman Cruises into Jamaica with Boat Loads of Pack for a Purpose Supplies

Pack for a Purpose was delighted in 2015 when Sixthman, industry leader in festivals at sea, asked guests of the 311 Cruise to truly Pack for a Purpose as they prepared to visit Jamaica. Partnering with this generous company gave us the opportunity to reach thousands of additional travelers. The supplies donated by the cruisers... Continue reading

One Young Woman’s Passion Keeps 127 Girls in School

When I first discovered what Pack for a Purpose was, I was blown away at the fact that it can be applied to anyone with any interest. You don’t have to be interested in one certain area to be able to help; you just have to be interested in helping. I didn’t think that my... Continue reading