From Travelers

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

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

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

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