From Travelers

Susanne’s Story

I just returned from Tanzania and used more than the half of my free luggage (46 kg) with KLM for the Rehabilitaton Center in Usa River, supported by African View Lodges. I brought pens and pencils and dolls. I delivered them personally to the Center and was very impressed about the work they do with children... Continue reading

Debra’s Story

What a trip, safari in Botswana! This August, our family had the opportunity to Pack for a Purpose this summer. We were loaded up with school supplies and soccer balls. We delivered the supplies personally and met with the principal. Our four boys went into the classroom to meet the children that would receive the... Continue reading

Monika’s Story

My 17-year-old son and I decided to go to India this summer, including visiting Mumbai for six days. I decided that we should try to find some good project to donate things to during our visit. I found out from internet searches that you could take tours in Dharavi slum area with Reality Tours & Travel,... 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

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

With Pack for a Purpose, ‘Somethings Become Everythings’

“Pack for a Purpose.” The name is more than a title. It is a suggestion, a request, an invitation to invest something small that unfolds from a crowded dark into a greater good. “Small Space. Little Effort. Big Impact.” I have always believed that the little things are the things that matter the most. And... Continue reading

Stacy’s Story

We have Packed for a Purpose twice now while visiting Africa. We were staying at Inyati Game Lodge and they support three different organizations: Justicia Nursery School, The Tshemba Hosi Care Centre and their Anti-poaching project. We decided to take one bag full of supplies to help with all three organizations and shared one bag... Continue reading

Sajan Shroff’s Story

This summer my family and I took a trip to Fiji. To find an orphanage to support in Fiji, I went to Pack for a Purpose, and I found Treasure House Children’s Home, an orphanage located in Nadi. This project is supported by Rosie Holidays. Treasure House currently serves 37 children ages 2-18 and are... Continue reading

Jen’s Story

When heading to Zambia for a visit, my company ResRequest helped me shop for supplies so that I didn’t go empty handed. I Packed for Purpose since I was visiting Remote Africa Safaris camps and took supplies to Mkasanga School, one of the projects they support. The supplies included balls, skipping ropes, stickers and calculators. It was our pleasure... Continue reading

Sarah’s Story

Big Caribbean Cruise III was about to launch from St. Maarten  — a cruise on a StarClipper ship in the British Virgin Islands with our favorite band — BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS.  More than 160 fans and band members looked forward to sailing through the beautiful BVIs, private concerts and jam sessions by... Continue reading