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Racheal’s Birthday of Giving in Peru Through Pack for a Purpose

Traveling has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. There is nothing I love more than adventuring out to this huge world and experiencing a different culture, trying new foods, and seeing how other parts of the world live first hand. As much as I love traveling, I am extremely... Continue reading

Henry’s Story

I celebrated my Bar Mitzvah in Cape Town, South Africa with a traditional service at the historic Garden Shul synagogue.  I chose to participate in Pack for a Purpose as part of my mitzvah project to give back to the community which was so welcoming to me and my entire family.  I collected books, soccer... Continue reading

Marc’s Story

I have been able to bring school materials to places while traveling abroad four times. I like traveling and cooperation, this involves the concept called responsible traveling. The truth is that with Pack for a Purpose, it was much easier than finding a NGO that works in the field. Two out of the four times, I have brought... Continue reading

The Furse Family’s Story

My family and I spent Christmas at a hotel in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, about an hour from Marrakech. The hotel, Kasbah Tamadot, includes information about Pack for a Purpose on its website, and encourages guests to bring supplies to benefit Berber families living nearby. (The hotel’s owners have also created various skills training... Continue reading

Melissa’s Story

Last April my boyfriend Mike and I flew from Seattle Washington to the Sandos in Los Cabos. It was my very first time in Mexico. I am a teacher and was very passionate about Packing for a Purpose. I did. I collected construction paper, glue sticks, pens, crayons, markers and so much more. I even... Continue reading

Impactful Partnership Provides Medical Supplies around the Globe

Pack for a Purpose is truly delighted to partner with Orange County Not Just Tourists (OCNJT). This partnership provides travelers from the United States with the opportunity to take an entire suitcase of requested medical supplies to projects in over 8 countries from Fiji to the Dominican Republic. OCNJT is a not-for-profit organization that collects... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Celebrates 10 Years of Meaningful Global Impact

On December 17th of 2009, Pack for a Purpose went live on the web. On December 14th of 2019, we celebrated our anniversary with a lunch to express our gratitude to the interns and volunteers who have made our global impact possible. Many of our volunteers are too far away to travel to Raleigh for... Continue reading

PfaP Nets Amazing Contacts & Opportunities at the Signature Travel Network Conference

In October, I received a gracious invitation from Alex Sharpe, President and CEO of Signature Travel Network, to speak at their conference in Las Vegas the first week of December. The invitation was the result of a wonderful introduction to Alex from Nina Patel, owner of Vacations that Matter and a nine-year PfaP advocate. Realizing... Continue reading

An Enterprising Young Woman Take a Large PfaP Donation for Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris received the most incredible Pack for a Purpose donation that was conceived and organised by a young girl from Wisconsin in the United States. The girl’s family was planning a holiday to Africa. She, being someone with a caring heart, decided to do some research before the time to see how they... Continue reading