From Travelers

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

An Amazing Adventure in Africa

We were so blessed to have the assistance of Pack for a Purpose and its founder, Rebecca, as we prepared for our upcoming trip to Africa. Going to Africa was a dream of mine for so long, and I had put away an article about Pack for a Purpose in my “someday travel to Africa”... Continue reading

Dawn’s Story

I was introduced to Pack for a Purpose on our November 2014 cruise. Another member of the cruise organized a group of us to bring school supplies—which we did. We then booked a cruise for May 2015, and I was the organizer. I provided fellow cruisers with information about the program and we had a... Continue reading

PfaP Provides Meaningful Memories During Caribbean Cruise

Can a cruise ship passenger make a difference instead of just an impact? Our family travels frequently, and sometimes our travels take us on a cruise as one of the easiest ways to visit islands. But I’ve always struggled with the idea that some of the larger cruise ships we’ve sailed on might be making... Continue reading