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PfaP Portraits

We are delighted to welcome Jack Scheef as our newest intern at Pack for a Purpose. We had the pleasure of working with Jack over the summer and know he will be an outstanding intern.    I am a junior in the International Baccalaureate program at Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

The metrics are in and the news is encouraging. PfaP travelers brought 7,296 kilos, (11,934 pounds) of needed supplies to support local projects from Jan 1, 2021 through the end of August 2021. This was a 352% increase over the total supplies received in all of 2020.   While the pandemic is not over and... Continue reading

Scorpion Bay Hotel Promotes a Community of Giving that PfaP Travelers Embrace

Scorpion Bay a hotel located in a small town called San Juanico, Mexico that has about 900 inhabitants., Its main economic activity is fishing. It is also known worldwide for having one of the best surfing spots in the world as it has the second longest wave in the world. As we like to help... Continue reading

Kepi Peterson, Julie Craven-Bennedeb, and Krishna Parmar’s Story

Shortly before a group trip to St. Vincent & the Grenadines I discovered Pack for a Purpose. I put a quick note out to the group and 2 others joined me in pulling together some donations. Julie brought dog food, medicine and old towels for Bequia Animal Protection Alliance, Krishna brought medical supplies, toothbrushes and... Continue reading

I’m always looking for the “why”. In this case, why Ecuador?

In 2019 when Terry first announced that he wanted to join a couple of buddies on a motorcycle adventure ride in Ecuador my first reaction was “why a motorcycle ride in Ecuador? Why not California where we live? Or any number of back roads in the USA?” His trip was rescheduled three times because of... Continue reading

Brent Furrow’s Story

It is wonderful to know that a pilot has Packed for a Purpose. We trust Brent will share our website with his fellow pilots and inspire them with his generosity. We hope all pilots will choose to make the miles they fly go even farther by Packing for Purpose. We originally planned a family vacation... Continue reading

Sometimes PfaP is for The Birds

Many of our participants have loyal guests who return again and again and always Pack for a Purpose. The pandemic has severely limited travel and therefore, the amount of supplies being received being received by the community projects on our website. So it is with exceptional joy that we want to share the experience of... Continue reading

Professionals Who Make PfaP Possible

Pack for a Purpose has benefitted from the talents and skills of many professionals who have volunteered their time to support our all-volunteer non-profit. A great idea is only a vision until somebody gives it shape and form. In the case of Pack for a Purpose, my vision took shape and form when Justin Scheef,... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Exemplify Generosity at Original Group’s Resorts

Due to economic problems, and many other difficulties, thousands of children all over the world drop out of school, being forced by the circumstances to start working at an early age. Sadly, many of them get involved in criminal activities and/or fall into addictions. In Mexico, and specifically in Riviera Maya communities, this issue affects... Continue reading

The Cate Family’s Story

  My family had a dive trip to Belize scheduled for March 2020. Covid canceled that. We rescheduled a few times and finally got to experience the gorgeous country in August ‘21. I work at a local shelter. So when I saw the connection with Pack & the Hopkins Humane Society, I knew I needed... Continue reading