From Travelers

One Young Woman’s Passion Keeps 127 Girls in School

When I first discovered what Pack for a Purpose was, I was blown away at the fact that it can be applied to anyone with any interest. You don’t have to be interested in one certain area to be able to help; you just have to be interested in helping. I didn’t think that my... Continue reading

Cindy’s Story

  As a Board member of this amazing organization, I was thrilled to be able to “Pack for a Purpose” on a recent trip with my husband to St. Lucia. Although we were not staying at a participating lodging, The Landings St. Lucia graciously agreed to pick up the supplies we had brought for their... Continue reading

Kortens’ Family Story

During the February Half Term, Amelia and her Mum ‘went to work with Dad’.  Amelia’s Dad is a airline pilot with British Airways and he was operating into Johannesburg. The family planned to spend 2 days at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, that was affiliated with Pack for a Purpose. The Borite Primary School had listed... Continue reading

Packing for a Purpose: A Multi-generational Experience in Giving

Last December, my family and I were very fortunate to experience a ‘trip-of-a-lifetime’ adventure to South Africa and Zambia.  Our vacation was made indelibly more meaningful and personal by working with Pack for a Purpose.  Here’s why…. First, just a bit of background about my family and the planning of our trip.  My family is... Continue reading

Jim’s Story

For the past year, I had been planning a trip to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. I’m a physician and one of my patients asked if I had heard of Pack for a Purpose. At the time, I did not know my patient was the founder of this wonderful non-profit organization. After hearing her story... Continue reading

PfaP Traveler Takes Giving to “H-art”

In 2015, I visited Costa Rica for the second time, and while at the Capitan Suizo hotel in Tamarindo, I saw a bunch of sporting goods and school supplies laid out on a table. When I asked what they were for, I was told about, “Pack for a Purpose.”  Then and there, I vowed that... Continue reading

Kevin’s Story

  One day while I was scouring the Internet for things to do while in our trip to Costa Rica, I came across Pack for a Purpose. To be honest, I do not remember where I found it or what I was searching, but I visited their website and started to read about people who... Continue reading

Hans’ Story

When planning our trip to the famous Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, I learned that the Victoria Falls Antipoaching Unit is in need of digital cameras. As I had two Nikon cameras that I did not use anymore the decision was rapidly taken: Pack it for this purpose!Continue reading

PfaP Creates Meaningful Giving Opportunities for Families

In our family, we subscribe to the belief that experience is the best teacher. However, it has been a struggle to find appropriate and meaningful opportunities to engage our brood of three children ages 4, 7 and 9 in activities that cultivate their inner global citizen. We’ve tried bake sales and lemonade stands to fundraise for causes,... Continue reading

Trading Stilettos for Supplies – A Bali Bachelorette Packs for a Purpose

Bali Bachelorette? That’s what I asked my three best friends, after discovering a discounted travel package online titled “Wake up in Bali.” After some minor investigating, skeptical of the too-good-to-be-true price, everything checked out; and last October, we checked in for 10 nights at Sadara Resort; Bali, Indonesia. My heart was overflowing with gratitude, after... Continue reading