From Travelers

Leslie’s Story

In November, my husband and I cruised the Amazon in Peru with Aqua Expeditions.  We Packed for a Purpose as we had done on our trip to Cambodia.  I was able to purchase 50 pairs of sandals as well as school and needed medical supplies including ointment, bandages and allowed medicines. On our last stop... Continue reading

Irene’s Story

When I booked my trip to Mongolia with Nomadic Expeditions, I discovered the lodge where I would be staying, The Three Camel Lodge, is a Pack for a Purpose participant. The lodge sponsors a school. I felt this was a great cause and decided to take needed supplies. By careful packing, I was able to... Continue reading

Linda’s Story

Bula Fiji! Thank you Pack for a Purpose for all the information you supply on your website. Armed with this information when I returned to Fiji in October 2015, I knew that I could do more. I was able take 13 pounds of supplies; consisting of crayons, coloring books, and school supplies, one soccer ball,... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Travelers Take Pounds of Supplies from Portland

My friend Sheila and I traveled from Portland, Oregon, to San José, Costa Rica, last November and spent two glorious weeks in Costa Rica. Our first stop was the school, Escuela Tuetal Sur, which is in Tuetal de Alajuela, a rural area outside of San José. Upon arrival at the San José airport we flagged a taxi... Continue reading

Professor Jackson’s Story

Before our November 2015 cruise to Dutch Caribbean Island of Curacao, my wife Patricia and I made a decision  to Pack for a Purpose. We chose to support the projects sponsored by the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort on the Island of Curacao and deliver our supplies there. We made contact with Ms. Thysiara... Continue reading

Kudos to Your Kilos of Kindness

As our sixth year begins for Pack for a Purpose, I am filled with gratitude for the thousands of kilos of supplies Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken for community projects across the globe! I am also grateful for the thousands and thousands of hours our talented and committed volunteers have contributed to make... Continue reading

Jane’s Story

I Packed for a Purpose and took 15 pounds of school supplies to Istanbul, Turkey. That’s 15 pounds of souvenirs I could bring back to the states. I dropped the supplies off at The Ritz-Carlton and was treated to lunch and tea, totally unexpected. My travel mates wished they heard of you, so I am doing my best to... Continue reading

Aurora’s Story

My husband and I went to Tanzania and Kenya with two other couples in October/November 2015. We discovered Pack for a Purpose online and are so glad we did. We were able to take a large duffle bag of supplies and of the kind folks from AJT met us at Kilimanjaro Airport when we arrived.... Continue reading

Sydni’s South African Sojourn

My family and I recently took a trip to the beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. Our vacation would have not been complete without Packing for a Purpose. I spent a semester interning with Rebecca Rothney, the founder of Pack for a Purpose, so I was over the hills excited to have the opportunity to participate.... Continue reading