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PfaP by the Numbers

Numeros. Zahlen. Numbers. No matter what the language, the meaning is the same. We are delighted that the number of supplies taken by Pack for a Purpose travelers to community projects across the globe continues to grow! More than 35 new accommodations and tour companies have joined Pack for a Purpose since January, and we... Continue reading

For My Mother Joan in Memoriam

At this season, from November through January, gift giving is part of many celebrations around the world. My mother Joan lovingly gave me many gifts which played a large part in the founding of Pack for a Purpose. In reflecting on her passing at the age of 87 in early December, I have been comforted... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Our first introduction to Lindani and his wonderful wife Linda was as friends. We met, found out we all loved chili and board games for a start, and a fabulous friendship blossomed. As PfaP continued to grow and we were looking for additional expertise, Lindani and his skill sets came to mind. Lindani is originally... Continue reading

Double the Honor for Pack for a Purpose!

October has been a month of major honors for Pack for Purpose. On October 9th, National Geographic Traveler magazine recognized ten “ordinary travelers doing extraordinary things in their journeys around the world.” Rebecca Rothney, Founder and Chairperson of Pack for a Purpose, was recognized as one of the National Geographic 2014 Travelers of the Year... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to report that in all areas, our numbers are growing! Since the beginning of January 2014, we have added 26 new lodgings and tour companies to the website. Pack for a Purpose travelers brought over 8,000 kilos of supplies to their destinations in 2013. These 8,000 kilos contributed to... Continue reading

Caring in the Caribbean

The Sandals Foundation is always seeking corporate entities and individuals to partner with on education, community and environmental projects that will contribute to the positive development of the Caribbean region. Founded in 2009, the Sandals Foundation – the brainchild of Sandals Resorts International’s CEO, Adam Stewart – is a culmination of 30 years of corporate... Continue reading

PfaP Delivers in Dominica

  At the end of each month, children at the Grand Fond Primary School in Dominica get very excited. Not because it’s the end of another day at school, but because it marks their shopping day. This is the day when they take their small paper coins they’ve earned for good behavior throughout the week,... Continue reading

Costa Rica Continues…

Just before leaving for a trip to Costa Rica that my family had received through the Costa Rica Tourism Board’s Gift of Happiness Sweepstakes, I learned about Pack for a Purpose, and the wonderful fact that our hotel, La Quinta de Sarapiqui, is a participating inn. We happily purchased and packed art and school supplies... Continue reading

The Ekarintaragun Family – Costa Rica, June 2012

Small Space, Little Effort, Big Impact… truly sums up the Pack for a Purpose program with such extraordinary impact for the traveler. We learned about PfaP through the Costa Rica Tourism Board and our family was thrilled with the concept. My daughter Brianna, a fifth-grader at Village Green Environmental Studies School, often reminds me about... Continue reading

Sloan Fellows CoMIT to “Improve the World”

On May 20, 2012, 100 mid-career executives from 27 countries around the world — the 2012 class of MIT’s Sloan School of Management Sloan Fellows in Innovation and Global Leadership — arrived at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg, South Africa. This was the beginning of the capstone trip of our time at MIT:... Continue reading