Charitable Giving

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

Canadians Pack for a Purpose in Curacao

We are delighted to share this story posted by our participant, Avila Beach Hotel on Curacao. Our belief that travelers can add meaning to their trips and make a Big Impact is constantly affirmed by stories like this. Meet our hotel guest Laura Batey from Flamborough Travel Plus (Canada). She and 19 escorting women visited... Continue reading

Girl Scouts Give Generously in the Turks & Caicos

We live in New Jersey! Our two families decided to take a trip together to Beaches Turks and Caicos in the beginning of May of 2016.  We had been talking about all the fun we were going to have for months before.  My mom went on Trip Advisor and read some reviews.  We had been... Continue reading

Teaching Our Children The Art of Giving

My husband and I find giving much more rewarding than receiving. We are trying to teach our children that being happy and living surrounded by love are more important than any material object you can buy. We are trying to teach them that it is important to help those around us when we can. If... Continue reading

Miles and Sue’s Story

Our recent trip to Costa Rica took us to the wonderful area of Ojochal and Uvita.  We once again enjoyed touring beautiful Costa Rica and enjoyed getting to know many new people.  We dropped our school supplies off at Uvita 360.  The management informed us that they would be put to good use in a... 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

Sydney’s Story

Before I began preparing for a two-week study abroad program in Peru, I had never heard of the organization Pack for a Purpose. However, I was more than happy to find some room in my already full suitcase after learning a little about the program from my study abroad instructor. Pack for a Purpose works... 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

Tundy’s Story

This summer I  traveled to Guatemala, and I decided to take some donations for the children. One of my friends introduced  the Pack for a Purpose website to me a year ago. I found out that the children of Guatemala are in high need of school supplies, so I decided to fill up a piece of... Continue reading

Terrific PfaP experience in Thailand!

My wife, 10-year-old son, 13-year-old daughter and I climbed off the train onto the hot platform of the Udon Thani station having just completed the 9 hour journey from Bangkok on a second class car.  We were conspicuous not only as travelers with back packs, but also, by the four additional large suitcases we were... Continue reading