From Travelers

Melissa and Chris’s Story

Costa Rica has a lot of schools in need of supplies. We were excited to find a Pack for a Purpose partner Casitas Tenorio in the Tenorio National Park near the resort where we are staying. We squeaked by with our luggage weight limits on this trip because we had so much fun buying the... Continue reading

Dana’s Story

Last summer my husband, Rich, and I joined a group of 23 teachers and family members for a trip of a lifetime on safari in Kenya and Tanzania. Prior to the trip, my husband and I did what we have been doing for some time and checked the Pack for a Purpose website to see... Continue reading

Andi and Rod’s Story

Happily our travel agent, Nina Wennersten of Hippo Creek, included a link to Pack for a Purpose during the planning for our African vacation. Finally I don’t have to just guess as to what might be helpful to take to a local school in need. On safari in Kenya, we took a big bunch of school... Continue reading

Lisa’s Story

How fortunate it was I ran into Rebecca Rothney, founder and chairperson of Pack for a Purpose, a couple of days before our trip to Cancun. She told me about the program, its history and impact. It sounded like an easy way to make a difference. I emailed the two friends I was traveling with,... Continue reading

Tanja’s Story

My mother told me about Pack for a Purpose. She was browsing the internet when I told her that my friend and I were going to Curacao for vacation. I thought it was a great idea. The company where I work had many of the items listed on the school’s needs list. I’m not sure of... Continue reading

Black Boaters Make a Big Impact in the BVI

I’ve been back from sailing almost one month, and in my mind’s eye, I still see the warm waters of the British Virgin Isles. One of my strongest memories is of our visit to the Autism Centre on Tortola. This was no chance visit, but the culmination of our “Pack for a Purpose” activities for... Continue reading

Shelia’s Your Story

My husband and I decided to take a much needed vacation to Barbados.  In the process of planning our trip I decided to see if there was a way for us to take some donations with us, I googled and Pack for a Purpose popped up.  I emailed and Rebecca got back to me right... Continue reading

Marvelle’s Story

This year we saw the number of participants who answered my request to donate through Pack for a Purpose double! Sixteen members of our flotilla donated books, paper, paints, crayons and various other items requested by the Autism Centre in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. I personally witnessed a couple of our boaters arriving in the... Continue reading

One Teacher, One Trip, One Amazing Experience

Although my suitcase was full of supplies, it was so little in comparison to what I got back. While searching for things to do in Costa Rica, I decided that I would like to visit a school. I didn’t know if that was possible, but I thought I could give it a try. Because I’m... Continue reading