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PfaP Receives a Thumbs-Up from ‘Down Under’

At Pack for a Purpose, we believe that every trip can go farther than the miles you travel. PfaP founder Rebecca Rothney spoke with Natalie Peters from the Australian radio station 2GB  in Sydney to discuss how travelers worldwide can make a Big Impact on their next vacation by simply taking requested supplies to the... Continue reading

Cheryl Roder-Quill ‘s Story

My husband and I recently returned from Negril, Jamaica, where we celebrated our 25th anniversary with friends and family. Previously, we had packed and delivered school supplies to a Pack for a Purpose location in Soweto, South Africa, so naturally, the first thing I did was get online and check drop off locations in Negril.... Continue reading

PfaP Enriches Homecoming in Nepal

    It was a rainy morning in Arlington when I opened up my emails as usual, expecting nothing more than the handful of junk emails, daily news updates, and my Uber receipt from the previous night. I disinterestedly scrolled through a few of the subject lines and then like a surprise from an old... Continue reading

Generous Guests of Giltedge Make a Big Impact

Giltedge Africa supports the Jikeleza Dance Project. This month we visited Jikeleza to hand over bags of much-needed clothes and school supplies (around 40kg in total), all thanks to the generosity of our travelers who Packed for a Purpose. Our most recent donations included girls’ and boys’ clothes, English dictionaries, stationery and art supplies. A... Continue reading

Robyn and Glen’s Story

We have been coming to St. Kitts and Nevis for the last 10 years. We love the country and have always wanted to do something for them. We found out about Pack for a Purpose last year after we were already home so we started planning for the next year. I’m a teacher so school... Continue reading

No Hiding the Generosity of these PfaP Travelers in Zimbabwe

We came across this post on Facebook and are delighted to share with you the gratitude of The Hide and the Big Impact their guests have made in the local community. We are SO thankful to so many of our wonderful guests at the Hide who have brought endless amounts of materials for the children... Continue reading

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