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PfaP Portraits

  Pack for a Purpose is delighted to introduce one of our four amazing summer interns, Jake Pacheco! I am a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill pursuing degrees in Public Relations and Political Science. I discovered Pack for a Purpose through my university’s career services and was drawn to the opportunity to gain experience working... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

  Pack for a Purpose is delighted to introduce one of our four amazing summer interns, Julia Baer! I am a rising senior at North Carolina State University, majoring in Public Relations and a minoring in Journalism. I am passionate about writing and traveling, and am fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to travel... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to introduce one of our four amazing summer interns, Celia McRae! I am a junior at UNC Chapel Hill where I am pursuing a double major in Political Science and Journalism with a concentration in reporting, and a minor in Public Policy.  During high school, my experiences traveling to... Continue reading

Kaitlyn’s Story

I’ve always had a passion for women’s and girl’s rights. I’ve also always had a passion for sports. I was extremely excited when I figured out a way to combine those two interests! In the middle of my freshman year of college at UNC Chapel Hill, I learned of an organization called Pack for a... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to introduce one of our four amazing summer interns, Kaitlyn Yakaboski! I am a rising sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill double majoring in Business and Public Policy with a minor in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. I have always been interested in learning about global issues and making a... Continue reading

PfaP’s Big Impact on the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

The elegant Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort sits on 2,000 acres of historical plantation land. It’s bordered by one of the most wonderful organizations on the island – Fundashon Amigunan di Cristo. Fundashon Amigunan di Cristo is an afterschool project for children from low-income or impoverished homes to gather and find fun, love and... Continue reading

Rene’s Story

I Packed for a Purpose when I recently visited Toka Leya Wilderness Safaris lodge outside of Livingstone, Zambia.  The school the lodge is working with, Twabuka Middle Basic School, has only five classrooms for close to 300 students in grade levels 1 through 9. The community and the Wilderness Safaris lodge have a partnership that... Continue reading

Angie’s Story

  I learned about PfaP on the Princess Resort website. It was my first trip out of the country and I really wanted to participate. I felt so blessed and grateful to get to go on such a trip that I felt the least I could do to give back was to take supplies. It... Continue reading

Tara’s Story

  What a brilliant idea to Pack for a Purpose. I always used to give clothes I didn’t need anymore to people who needed them when I travelled, but this is an organised way to give what is actually needed where it is needed. We were lucky enough to stay at the iconic Twelve Apostles... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Magnify Supplies in San Pancho (San Francisco) Nayarit, Mexico!

My name is Caren Elkan-Spencer. My children and I own and operate San Pancho Rentals, a vacation rental agency servicing the quaint pueblo of San Francisco (San Pancho) in Nayarit, Mexico. Our guests travel year after year to this unique community mostly from the US and Canada, however, more and more travelers are coming from... Continue reading