Donating SuppliesSchool

Chris and Melissa’s Story

We love to travel and help other people, so when we discovered Pack for a Purpose we were excited because it combined both. Pack for a Purpose made it easy for us to bring supplies to where they are needed. We were able to visit the beautiful island of Grenada and drop off a whole... Continue reading

Becky Shedd’s Story

My husband and I signed up for a 10-day organized tour of Turkey. I immediately checked to see if there was a Pack for a Purpose destination and found it in Istanbul.  I assumed we would have some free time to make the connection. We asked our guide how to get from our hotel across... Continue reading

Rick’s Story

As retired teachers, Rick and I realize how an education changes lives.  When he found “Pack for a Purpose”, donating items during our travels became so much easier and we knew we were giving the items needed.  Istanbul, Turkey was filled with amazing people and breathtaking architecture.  It was the cleanest city that we had... Continue reading

The Hirsh Family’s Story

For the last five years, the Hirsh family has vacationed at Half Moon in Jamaica. This is the second year that we have Packed for a Purpose. We were so happy to be able to involve our granddaughters who are seven and five years old in this wonderful philanthropic endeavor. We went shopping together and... Continue reading

Tom and Marilyn’s Story

Thanks to the generous donation from PassBack Soccer, we were able to  give soccer balls to both Buffalo Tours in Luang Prabang, Laos and Sojourn  in Reap, Cambodia along with school supplies. After witnessing the extreme need in both countries we were happy that we Packed for a Purpose and added these supplies to our luggage. It is... Continue reading

Kilos of Kindness for Kenya

The purpose of life is different to all people. Some of us figure out what that means to us and some never do. Every day we are solicited for donations to help the world and we should help those who are less fortunate than us. However, there is something much different when one packs up... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Enrich Twabuka School

We are first time PfaP participants!  We discovered PfaP on the website of our safari provider, Toka Leya Camp, a Wilderness Safaris property on the Zambezi River near Livingstone, Zambia. Packing for a Purpose seemed like such a great idea that we decided immediately to pack needed supplies for the listed school. The camp provided... Continue reading

The Stahr Family’s Story

Our family traveled to South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe last month. As part of our trip we wanted our children ages sixteen, fourteen, twelve, ten, and eight to participate in a service project. Our sixteen-year-old headed up a school supply collection drive as part of his Eagle Scout Project. Our other Scout children helped with... Continue reading

Carol Livingston’s Story

I was traveling with a photography tour when we went to Siem Reap.  The owner at our hotel Phka Villas – was very kind and told us about the organizations he supports through Pack for Purpose.  We all brought school supplies for the children there.  I was so excited to receive a thank you email... Continue reading

Belize Benefits from PfaP

Each year, Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort in Hopkins, Belize is able to donate nearly 200 backpacks, full to the brim with school supplies, to children from nearby villages through the Pack for a Purpose initiative. Before guests arrive, Hamanasi informs them about the Pack for a Purpose mission, asking travelers to use a little... Continue reading