volunteers

Kudos to Your Kilos of Kindness

As our sixth year begins for Pack for a Purpose, I am filled with gratitude for the thousands of kilos of supplies Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken for community projects across the globe! I am also grateful for the thousands and thousands of hours our talented and committed volunteers have contributed to make... Continue reading

Voluminous Volunteer Hours

Pack for a Purpose is sustained by the energy and generosity of our volunteers who keep the website up and running, keep track of the statistics, and continue outreach to lodgings and tour companies around the world. Our volunteers range in age from their twenties to their seventies, both in Raleigh and remotely in other... Continue reading

Connected by Kindness

What happens when you combine the efforts of juvenile justice professionals, delinquent minors, and caring community members in Anchorage, Alaska? An opportunity to change lives in Laos happens. After traveling to Laos last January, connecting with Pack for a Purpose and Rivertime Ecolodge’s Barnaby Evans, it became obvious that the space designated for the children’s library at Dong Bang... 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

100 Books, Innumerable Joy!

We’re delighted to share traveler Miki Parker Skeen’s story about her recent Pack for a Purpose contribution. Have you packed for a purpose recently? We’d love to hear your story! My family recently visited the beautiful Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos. As a future teacher, I was most excited about an excursion to a... Continue reading

Double the Pleasure as Traveler & Partner

Spring is in the air and many of us are planning a vacation over spring break or already planning summer vacation trips with the family and can’t wait to start packing. As I looked for partners in my niche as a Voluntourism specialist at Vacations That Matter, I came across Pack for a Purpose and... Continue reading

Hello World! : Our Very First Post for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose, or PfaP as we tend to refer to ourselves, is thrilled to announce the start of its blog! We intend to use Blog for a Purpose as a way to inform you of all of the relevant, hot off the press PfaP items. In addition there will be as in-depth information... Continue reading