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Care Comes to Casitas Tenorio in Costa Rica from PfaP Travelers

The Pack for a Purpose program has made a significant difference in the lives of many of our guests and community members here in Northern Costa Rica. Recently our community was impacted by Hurricane Otto, the first hurricane to ever make landfall in Costa Rica. An avalanche devastated our village. Over 40 homes were destroyed... Continue reading

Teacher Treks in Nepal with Supplies in Tow

I travelled to Nepal in December 2016 with my husband and good friend to do some trekking in the Annapurna region. We really wanted to spend some time volunteering in Kathmandu but unfortunately, we were too strapped for time… So, I was very happy to come across Pack for a Purpose, a great and simple... Continue reading

Stephanie Miller’s Story

When visiting Nevis, I stayed at the No. 1 hotel on the island, Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. Prior to my stay, I learned the resort supports a local primary school through Pack for a Purpose. Forget the “rules” of waiting until your return trip to expand your suitcase – it was easy to fit crayons, pencils,... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies ROAR into Roatan

For several years now, The Sixthman out of Atlanta, Georgia has encouraged the guests on their cruises to Pack for a Purpose and make a Big Impact across the Caribbean. This year, the island of Roatan in Honduras was one of the stops on their Cayamo Cruise and once again they invited their guests to... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

Adding requested supplies in their luggage for community projects is a way that PfaP travelers make the trips they take go farther than the miles they travel. This act of responsible tourism is a real plus for both the travelers and for the communities they visit. The pounds and kilos taken by PfaP travelers for... Continue reading

PfaP Portrait

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to welcome our newest volunteer, Glenna Gray. Glenna will be serving as our Study Abroad Outreach Coordinator. One of our major goals is to increase awareness in academic institutions of the opportunities they have to enrich student travel by having students Pack for a Purpose. I have been an... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

We’ve done Pack for a Purpose on several trips.  This time, India and Nepal were our destinations.  We were going to be gone for 16 days so the packing question was a big deal.  In the end, we managed a good-sized duffel of school supplies.  I had contacted IBEX Expeditions (which supports four projects in... Continue reading

Ahsante (Thank you) PfaP travellers!

Jambo from Zanzibar! Welcome to our little piece of heaven on Earth. Apart from beach breezes and sunny weather, the Island of Zanzibar is rich in culture and wisdom, which both deeply inspires and pleasantly awes. On the beautiful North East Coast of Zanzibar, is a village called Matemwe. Matemwe is home to Tamani Villas,... Continue reading

Kay and Dennis Hall’s Story

We went to St. John’s Primary School, the project supported by Charbil Mar. The most exciting part of our trip was to visit the children. We had so many adventures but the hugs and the love from the students was by far the highlight of the trip. What an amazing experience.  I wanted to stay with... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers at the Calabash Come Through for the Community!

Recently voted as the #1 Hotel in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor travelers, Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa is a 30 suite family-run hotel located on the pristine shores of L’Anse Aux Epines beach in the south of the beautiful island of Grenada. At Calabash, our guests enjoy 5 star service and luxury within a... Continue reading