From Travelers

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

Eric’s Story

While preparing for a trip to Southeast Asia, we contacted the Shinta Mani Foundation in Siem Reap, Cambodia via Pack for a Purpose. We packed an extra suitcase and brought about 70 lbs. of supplies for local children participating in the SMF’s training programs. We took dental supplies, mosquito netting, and medical supplies, but the majority... Continue reading

Amanda’s Story

I recently traveled to Curacao. When I booked Santa Barbara Beach Resort, I read about PfaP. I said to myself, “What amazing program and the perfect opportunity to participate in a great cause!” I think I packed more for a purpose than I did for the beach!Continue reading

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