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Sara Lubowitz's Story

We travelled to South Africa in August 2014. My 11 year old daughter and I went to visit relatives and go on Safari in Kruger park. I was so pleased when I found out about Pack for a Purpose. I wanted us not just to be tourists. I wanted my daughter learn about South Africa. We went on a tour of... Continue reading »

Leslie's Story

We traveled to Tanzania and Kenya in September with Africa Exclusive who sent a Pack for a Purpose info sheet. We were already scheduled to visit to our sponsored child in Tanzania, so I already had an extra suitcase full of school items to take. As our trip to Kenya involved a light aircraft... Continue reading »

Anne and Alexis's Story

Once travelers have Packed for a Purpose, they most often Pack for a Purpose at every opportunity! We were delighted to learn that our very first Pack for a Purpose bride and groom went back to Zanzibar and once again brought needed medical supplies. I have included a link here to their original... Continue reading »

The Eales' Family Story

In August we visited Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa. We had heard of Pack for Purpose and after getting in touch, we were put in contact with the team at Kariega. They support a local farm school with volunteers and providing supplies. We decided that participating in Pack for a Purpose was... 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... Continue reading »

Cheryl Roder- Quill's Story

Last month, my son, husband and I (plus my parents) spent two weeks in South Africa. In the past, I have made a point of packing an extra bag of school supplies, books, art supplies, puzzles, etc... (previously on trips to South Africa and Zambia). Prior to leaving on holiday, I went online in... 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 from... Continue reading »

Sarah Choi's Story

We are three friends in our mid-20s who love exploring this magnificent world. We feel very fortunate and blessed to have that kind of luxury, so for our trip to Kenya, we wanted to see if there was more we could do with our travels. We knew we wanted to donate school supplies, but we weren’t sure... Continue reading »

Gerardina's Story

I was grateful for the opportunity to be a part of "Pack for a Purpose" by way of the Black Boaters Summit Sail. It always gives me great pleasure to be able to contribute to those in need. I was delighted to be able to bring supplies for the Autism Center, the project supported by Scrub Island... Continue reading »

Michelle's Story

When my husband and I first heard about Pack for a Purpose, our immediate thoughts were, "Where is our next trip?" and "Do they have a drop-off site there?" Fortunately, our next trip was to the Turks & Caicos , and we just couldn't wait to go and donate supplies to the local school. Since... Continue reading »

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