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PfaP 3.0!

Pack for a Purpose is thrilled to announce that our new website is officially live! After months of brainstorming with our brilliant Board, web designer, and webmaster, and receiving great input from our amazing volunteers and interns, we happily present PfaP 3.0 . Our new features enhance the ease with which travelers can access information,... Continue reading

Kim’s Story

Our family from Hong Kong and Malaysia went on a wonderful eight-day safari in northern Tanzania this month. As none of the lodges in our itinerary were signed up with Pack for a Purpose, I emailed PfaP to inquire how I could participate. Rebecca Rothney, the founder, suggested (as we were spending the first night... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Unite with World Unite!

Not long after World Unite! became part of the Pack for a Purpose initiative, we began to see its benefit to the communities we support. Our tour company offers intercultural learning opportunities in many countries including Tanzania, Zanzibar, Morocco, Israel, India, Nicaragua, and Bolivia. Pack for a Purpose is a great way to provide World... Continue reading

Purdue Students PfaP in Costa Rica

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to see a growing number of university students becoming more involved with our initiative. Recently, the Purdue University Global Leadership in Costa Rica for Freshmen program chose to Pack for a Purpose for the rural schools supported by Hotel Capitan Suizo. They collected 21 kilos of school supplies, making... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Enrich Usevya Youth Education Centre

Nomad Tanzania became a participant in Pack for a Purpose more than three-and-a-half years ago. We were very pleased to have this distinguished company, with their outstanding reputation, join our initiative. Their generous guests continue to take supplies for the projects they support in both northern and southern Tanzania. Chada Katavi Camp’s project, the Usevya... Continue reading

Student-to-Student Supplies Surprise and Delight in Nicaragua

Within six weeks of joining the Pack for a Purpose family, Aqua Wellness Resort got a booking request from a group of Wisconsin high-school students and their chaperones who were visiting Nicaragua in the summer. When we confirmed their reservation, we sent them to the Aqua page on the Pack for a Purpose website. By... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Collect Supplies for The Barefoot Collection

The Barefoot Collection in Fiji has been a part of Pack for a Purpose since February, and we are happy to hear that they continue to receive more and more supplies for Namara Village School & Kindergarten. They recently received cups, plates, bowls, cutlery, stationery, workbooks and musical instruments for the school, which supports 85... Continue reading

A Thank-You From Kwa Maritane

I am always blown away by the generosity of travelers, and again we have received an incredible outpour of love for the children at Borite Primary School in South Africa. An unbelievable 36.6 kg of medical supplies, reading material, clothes, stationery and sporting equipment have been donated in the past few months. These children don’t want... Continue reading

Alexa’s Story

Hi! I’m Alexa and I’m a part of the Beaches Teen Advisory Panel. Just recently we as a panel all got to Pack for a Purpose and head to Turks and Caicos. My sister and I each packed a backpack full of school goods and brought it to the Beaches Resort we were staying at.... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

We would like to express our gratitude to our summer volunteer, Natalie Hianik. Natalie learned about Pack for a Purpose when her sister traveled to Zambia with their high school, Ravenscroft and took supplies for two projects on the PfaP website. As part of her school’s senior year internship requirement, Natalie choose to volunteer at... Continue reading