philanthropic travel

Terrific Time in the Turks and Caicos!

Early in the morning, before the sun was up on May 17th, we started our Pack for a Purpose trip to the Turks and Caicos. My husband Scott and I had been invited as guests by the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa to participate in a Reading Road Trip. All of the... Continue reading

Astrid’s Story

I visited the school in Dundlod upon the suggestion from Pack for a Purpose and found such a good project. The R.E.A.D.S. School is exclusively for children of the lowest caste which usually are discriminated by the other castes. They get a good education there in the school and, with that, a real chance to... Continue reading

Partnering With PfaP – A Win-Win in Tanzania!

Partnering up with Pack for a Purpose reminds us of why It Started in Africa started our business: To make sure the tours we offer are fair to our customers and also benefit the local communities. The truth is, most tourists do not remember that they can make a difference by just packing something extra... Continue reading

Bountiful Supplies in Brazil

On behalf of Favela Tours, I want to thank Pack for a Purpose as we have had many “Pack for a Purpose travelers” bring in donations that we have distributed to some of our projects. To date since we started receiving guests who bring donations, our total weight is now up to 16.5 kilos of... Continue reading

Terrific Supplies for Tenikwa!

The Van Veen family travelling from the Netherlands brought a special surprise in April when they visited African Game Lodge.  Stowed in their luggage was two boxes brimming over with brightly coloured pens, paper, koki’s and chalks.  And because winter is nearly upon us, Jolanda had thoughtfully included a whole lot of plastic mugs which... Continue reading

The Parr Family’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose on NPR two weeks before leaving for Costa Rica in April 2014.  We were traveling to the Guanacaste Region with our two sons, age 7 and 10.  We thought this was a great way to teach them about giving. After looking at the list for the project supported... Continue reading

Frank and Ginny’s Story

In March of 2014 we traveled to Central America for a month. Our first destination was San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. Before going I looked on PfaP to see if there were any charitable organization that we could help out. We found through The Pelican Eyes resort the A. Jean Brugger Education Project. Our good friends Donna and... Continue reading

GypsyNester’s Story

During our stay at the Parador Resort in Costa Rica, we learned a great deal about their commitment to the surrounding area, not only environmentally but also as a member of their community. In addition to being a leader in sustainable tourism they are involved in several civic projects. We discovered one of them, Pack For a Purpose,... Continue reading

Generous Guests at GoldenEye

GoldenEye in Jamaica has experienced the generosity of several guests since we welcomed them to Pack for a Purpose four months ago. Below, two of their guests- Karen and Katie- have shared their experiences.    Karen’s Experience  Travel is our religion. My husband and I love it, it’s a precious and luxurious gift. Every journey... Continue reading

Bushmans Kloof Guests Bring Supplies

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat became a member of Pack for a Purpose just over a year ago and nominated Elizabethfontein Primary School as its project. Elizabethfontein is the only school in the rural area in Agter Pakhuis. Its pupils are farm workers’ children, as well as some of our own staff’s children.... Continue reading