Africa

Warm Hearts = Warm Mittens & Clothes

The children from Come To Learn Creche excitedly display their warm mittens, gloves and goodies received to ward off the cold. These desperately needed gifts were received from one of our guests staying at African Game Lodge who “Packed for a Purpose”. This little creche operating out a container, keeps the children safe whilst their... Continue reading

Lana’s Story

Through Pack for a Purpose, I discovered Peace Matunda, a fantastic school/orphanage in Tanzania. My husband and I brought bags of school supplies and a few soccer balls, but we took incredible, lifelong memories with us in exchange. We spent over a week volunteering and teaching at the family-run orphanage. We can’t wait to go... Continue reading

Giving That Changes the World… and You

“Are we gonna take all this stuff?” my kids asked as the pile of donations on our counter grew. After years of far flung trips with their travel junkie parents, the boys had learned to abide by our no mercy rule of packing light, which I mastered out of necessity during my years of writing... Continue reading

Generous Guests of Giltedge Make a Big Impact

Giltedge Africa supports the Jikeleza Dance Project. This month we visited Jikeleza to hand over bags of much-needed clothes and school supplies (around 40kg in total), all thanks to the generosity of our travelers who Packed for a Purpose. Our most recent donations included girls’ and boys’ clothes, English dictionaries, stationery and art supplies. A... Continue reading

No Hiding the Generosity of these PfaP Travelers in Zimbabwe

We came across this post on Facebook and are delighted to share with you the gratitude of The Hide and the Big Impact their guests have made in the local community. We are SO thankful to so many of our wonderful guests at the Hide who have brought endless amounts of materials for the children... Continue reading

Changing How We Travel: One Family’s Story

When we were invited to accompany my father-in-law and his wife on a trip to Namibia, naturally, we jumped at the opportunity. We knew we were going to see a place that contrasted sharply from our home.  But we wanted our children to come away with an appreciation for a people and way of life... Continue reading

6 Suitcases of Supplies for 2 Amazing Projects = 1 Joyful Trip!

Inspired by her visit to a school on a safari with Wilderness Safaris in Botswana, Rebecca Rothney founded Pack for a Purpose in December 2009. She and her husband were very excited to be able to return again to Botswana.  My husband Scott and I believe that when you Pack for a Purpose, the trip... Continue reading

Wonderful Wilderness Safaris Guests Continue to Pack for a Purpose

Wilderness Safaris has had a commitment to Pack for a Purpose from the very beginning. It was on a Wilderness safari to Africa in 2002 that the idea for Pack for a Purpose first seeded itself in our founder’s mind. Wilderness Safaris was one of the original 29 accommodations to join Pack for a Purpose... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide Continuing Supplies

Here at Ras Nungwi, a small luxury beach resort on Zanzibar’s northern tip, we are delighted to have been working with Pack for a Purpose for the past two years. During that time, the Nungwi Nursery School has benefited tremendously from the generosity of numerous travelers to the island. These visitors have seen the massive... 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