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PfaP Portraits

PfaP is delighted to welcome Marcus Blyden as one of our 3 new outstanding interns this semester. I am proud to say that I am one of the newest Pack for a Purpose interns. With graduation looming over my head like a medieval guillotine, I was frantically sending out resumes for an internship for much-needed... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

PfaP is delighted to welcome Julia Carmody as one of our 3 new outstanding interns this semester. I’m a junior at North Carolina State University studying English with a minor in Business Administration. If there is one thing you need to know about me, it is that I am passionate about music, writing, and helping others.... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

PfaP is delighted to welcome Kensey Covert as one of our 3 new outstanding interns this semester. I am a Junior at Meredith College who discovered Pack for a Purpose through my Marketing professor, Dr. Mishra, when she encouraged the students to check out what Pack for a Purpose was all about. After seeing the... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Travelers Take Pounds of Supplies from Portland

My friend Sheila and I traveled from Portland, Oregon, to San José, Costa Rica, last November and spent two glorious weeks in Costa Rica. Our first stop was the school, Escuela Tuetal Sur, which is in Tuetal de Alajuela, a rural area outside of San José. Upon arrival at the San José airport we flagged a taxi... Continue reading

Professor Jackson’s Story

Before our November 2015 cruise to Dutch Caribbean Island of Curacao, my wife Patricia and I made a decision  to Pack for a Purpose. We chose to support the projects sponsored by the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort on the Island of Curacao and deliver our supplies there. We made contact with Ms. Thysiara... Continue reading

Kudos to Your Kilos of Kindness

As our sixth year begins for Pack for a Purpose, I am filled with gratitude for the thousands of kilos of supplies Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken for community projects across the globe! I am also grateful for the thousands and thousands of hours our talented and committed volunteers have contributed to make... Continue reading

Jane’s Story

I Packed for a Purpose and took 15 pounds of school supplies to Istanbul, Turkey. That’s 15 pounds of souvenirs I could bring back to the states. I dropped the supplies off at The Ritz-Carlton and was treated to lunch and tea, totally unexpected. My travel mates wished they heard of you, so I am doing my best to... Continue reading

Aurora’s Story

My husband and I went to Tanzania and Kenya with two other couples in October/November 2015. We discovered Pack for a Purpose online and are so glad we did. We were able to take a large duffle bag of supplies and of the kind folks from AJT met us at Kilimanjaro Airport when we arrived.... Continue reading

Sydni’s South African Sojourn

My family and I recently took a trip to the beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. Our vacation would have not been complete without Packing for a Purpose. I spent a semester interning with Rebecca Rothney, the founder of Pack for a Purpose, so I was over the hills excited to have the opportunity to participate.... Continue reading