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Don's Story

Participants in the class pose with William "Teacher Willie" Puga in front of the Alejandro Alvear School. I am the instructor for a course on the Natural History of the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador at The College of New Jersey. We just returned from our trip to the Galapagos Islands with... Continue reading »

Dawn's Story

I was introduced to Pack for a Purpose on our November 2014 cruise. Another member of the cruise organized a group of us to bring school supplies—which we did. We then booked a cruise for May 2015, and I was the organizer. I provided fellow cruisers with information about the program and we had a... Continue reading »

Chris and Melissa's Story

We love to travel and help other people, so when we discovered Pack for a Purpose we were excited because it combined both. Pack for a Purpose made it easy for us to bring supplies to where they are needed. We were able to visit the beautiful island of Grenada and drop off a whole suitcase full of... Continue reading »

Aziel's Story

My wife and I started a tradition to travel somewhere different every year that we are married. This year we picked Curacao. When we found out about Pack for Purpose, we immediately thought of how great it would be to make some extra room in our luggage and bring some school supplies to the... Continue reading »

Elaine's Story

Pack for a Purpose made my vacation more meaningful. This January was our second trip to Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort . We knew it participated in Pack for a Purpose, so when my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told her I had enough and instead asked for supplies to take on my trip for the... Continue reading »

Becky Shedd 's Story

My husband and I signed up for a 10-day organized tour of Turkey. I immediately checked to see if there was a Pack for a Purpose destination and found it in Istanbul. I assumed we would have some free time to make the connection. We asked our guide how to get from our hotel across town to The Ritz-... Continue reading »

Ellie's Story

My name is Ellie and I am an 11 year old, 6th grade student in Massachusetts. My family and I traveled to the Galapagos Islands over March break in 2015. I was super exited. I had studied about the animals of the Galapagos Islands in school and I wanted to do something to help the kids there. I... Continue reading »

Erica and Rick's Story

We went to Dominical/Uvita in Costa Rica for 5 weeks in Feb/March 2015. With research on "fun things to do", I clicked on Uvita 360 for surfing lessons and noticed their participation with Pack for a Purpose and then their link to Passback Soccer. In the past, we have always brought school supplies... Continue reading »

Jerry's Story

Pack for a Purpose traveler Jerry Puda was on a flight on his way to deliver supplies to Hotel Casa Turire in Costa Rica when he ran into Costa Rica’s Club Sport Herediano soccer team on their way home from an international match. This team holds hero status amongst Costa Rica youth, but making the... Continue reading »

Judi and Harry's Story

I saw an article about Pack for a Purpose in Traveler magazine and checked out the website. I was amazed with what can happen with just using an unused area of my suitcase. My husband and I and another couple went on a cruise that was stopping in Grenada, so we packed two extra suitcases with items... Continue reading »

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