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Janet’s Story

As we planned to celebrate 20 years of being members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in Jamaica, we realized that we needed to stick to our commitment of service.  “Pack for a Purpose” helped us to make this happen! Rebecca Rothney, founder of the organization, quickly responded to our request to visit and support... Continue reading

Changing How We Travel: One Family’s Story

When we were invited to accompany my father-in-law and his wife on a trip to Namibia, naturally, we jumped at the opportunity. We knew we were going to see a place that contrasted sharply from our home.  But we wanted our children to come away with an appreciation for a people and way of life... Continue reading

Geri’s Story

 Even travelers who are not using the services of participants on our website can choose to Pack for a Purpose.  If you are interested in doing this email us at rebecca@packforapurpose and we will try to assist you. Being a retired teacher, I like to take school supplies to the countries that I visit.  Last year... Continue reading

Kristi’s Story

    Sisterhood and service are two of the hallmarks that brought our group of 8 ladies together. Whether we had known each other for a day or a decade, the passion for traveling (and packing) for a purpose was a common one. We are so happy to have been able to participate with Pack... Continue reading

6 Suitcases of Supplies for 2 Amazing Projects = 1 Joyful Trip!

Inspired by her visit to a school on a safari with Wilderness Safaris in Botswana, Rebecca Rothney founded Pack for a Purpose in December 2009. She and her husband were very excited to be able to return again to Botswana.  My husband Scott and I believe that when you Pack for a Purpose, the trip... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

My name is Caroline Poole, and I will be a freshman next year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I heard about the opportunity to intern at Pack for a Purpose from previous interns who attend my high school. Because I will graduate with an International Diploma, I thought this internship would... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Benefit School in Belize

Thanks to the kind generosity of Balaam Eco Adventures guests, the primary school in Bullet Tree Falls Village in Cayo District Belize recently received much-needed school supplies as part of the Balaam Eco Adventures Sustainable & Responsible Eco-Tourism program in partnership with Pack for a Purpose program. Oscar began partnering with Pack for a Purpose... Continue reading

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