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Susan’s Story

We found out about your wonderful organization when we were preparing for our trip to Barbados and our stay at the Yellow Bird Hotel. To all our Facebook friends who travel: this is a world-wide organization which makes it SO EASY to give something to the communities we are all lucky enough to be able... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

At Pack for a Purpose our favorite math is addition and multiplication. We are always thrilled when the number of supplies multiplies every year and we add more and more Pack for a Purpose travelers who choose to make a Big Impact. 2018 was a very positive year for the community projects that benefit from... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide in Panama

Here at Canopy Camp, Darien of Panama, we have had the pleasure of working with the indigenous Embera people of Nuevo Vigia since 2014 when we opened up the lodge for tourism. Approximately 500 people live in the village and dedicate their lives to farming, fishing, and artisan work. There are almost zero prospects for... Continue reading

Stephan’s Story

As a teacher of a 10th grade class I wanted to pack school items for Molibany Primary School in Masai Mara, Kenya as I stayed at Entim Camp for a couple of days in September 2018. I told my class (10th grade) about the project and they wanted to help, too. They collected a lot... Continue reading

Sophia Shares School Supplies With Children in Brazil

My name is Sophia Dhupar and this year, my family and I went to visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Last year (2017), we traveled to India and I donated more than 300 pounds of school supplies to two schools in New Delhi.  I wanted to donate school supplies to schools in need this year as... Continue reading

Gabriella’s Story

During a trip to Beaches Negril, I donated my 5500th book to a Negril school affiliated with the Sandals Foundation.  I brought over 500 books and 50 pounds of school supplies.  I learned about the immense need at the schools, after visiting an early childhood school when I was in 2d grade.  I started a... Continue reading

Erica’s Story

I became familiar with Pack for Purpose this year while attending a business trip with my husband in Curacao. I was deeply touched by just donating basic items that we take for granted can make such an impact in someone else’s life. So when we planned our Christmas holiday vacation to Cartagena, Colombia, I knew... Continue reading

Kindness in Kenya: Mother and Daughter PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact

My mom and I recently went to Kenya and before we left we learned about Pack for a Purpose through my best friend. My best friend, Marina, went to Tanzania for her Honeymoon and her travel company (who also ended up being our travel company), Extraordinary Journeys, told her about Pack for a Purpose.  I immediately loved... Continue reading