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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

Tina Hill’s Story

A close friend told me about Pack for a Purpose when I was recently planning a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. My friend and I wanted to make a meaningful donation to a local organization while traveling and Rebecca of Pack for a Purpose has made the art of giving a simple process. Go to... Continue reading

Supplies Support Schools & Sports at Buccament Bay Resort

A big part of Buccament Bay Resort’s charm has and will always be its location, and there are so many positives to operating a hotel in a developing, authentically Caribbean island like St. Vincent: the people, the proud and vibrant culture, the sun, the stunning natural beauty, and the list goes on. Vincentians have been... Continue reading

Danielle’s Story

Reprinted with permission from My Journey Across the World. Dollar Store- $55.50 Walmart- $73.65 GoodWill- $4.99 Costco- $15.05 The Shopping Experience- Priceless Packing for a purpose truly made me appreciate and feel eternally grateful for my ease of obtaining any of these supplies here at home. For most of us, it is as simple as hopping in... Continue reading

PfaP Participants Protect Rhinos

The following lodgings and tour companies on our website in Africa and Asia work to conserve and protect the rhino: Samara Private Game Reserve, Siroki Lodge, Solio Lodge, John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa, Kariega Game Reserve, Inyati Game Lodge, Ride Kenya, ol Donyo Lodge, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Karnali Lodge and Camp. Having had the... Continue reading

PfaP con Mucho Gusto!

By: Paulina Feltrin, director of Public Relations for Fairmont Mayakoba At Fairmont Mayakoba, working with Pack for a Purpose comes natural to us. Being a positive ambassador and creating a lasting contribution in our community is in the core of our values. Through this program, we allow our guests the opportunity to engage in voluntourism... Continue reading

Children, Caring and Community

Our blog post this month comes from a wonderful traveler that we have recently been in touch with, Tara Cannon. I am a mother of two, passionate family traveler, and founder of Pint Size Pilot — a website dedicated to taking the fear out of travel with kids. When I read about Pack for a... Continue reading

Students Cruise, Learn and Pack for a Purpose

by Angela Leimer Every spring students from Purdue University Calumet have the option of signing up for the Hospitality and Tourism Management, Educational Study Cruise. While taking this course the students explore the cruise line industry with a focus on hospitality, leisure, history and marketing operations, while getting the chance to explore other countries. When... Continue reading

All the Way from Nepal

Not too long ago, we asked for post ideas from our wonderful partners and lodgings. This one, from Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge is one of the responses. We had to share! Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge is honoured to be the first organisation in Nepal to work with Pack for a Purpose. It is such a... Continue reading