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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 »

Eric's Story

As travelers, we know plans do not always go smoothly. In Eric's case, he took a problem and repurposed it into an opportunity. The entire point of our website is to be sure travelers are bringing needed supplies to places that will absolutely take them to the community projects they support; thus... Continue reading »

Sharon's Story

This spring NPR aired a story featuring Ms. Rothney and I decided to "pack for a purpose" as I got ready to go to Peru. I chose to take supplies to the very small village of Infierno on the outskirts of Puerto Maldonado on the Tambopata River, a tributary of the Amazon. The residents of Infierno... Continue reading »

Alan and Martin's Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose from my wife Sue. In February of 2013 we traveled to Cambodia and she brought art supplies for a school in San Reap. When my cousin Martin and I decided we needed a break from a freezing NYC winter, we decided Guatemala sounded like the perfect place. I knew we... Continue reading »

Lyn's Story

My daughter and I traveled to Belize for Easter break. We packed an extra suitcase with school supplies, including: paper, pencils, rulers, flashcards, and book bags, etc., for the school the Turtle Inn supports in Placencia. The school was the second stop on our trip. First we went to Blancaneaux... 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... Continue reading »

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