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PfaP Motorcyclists Move Supplies Throughout Ecuador

Once you get past the rough looks and hardened edges, you will find that motorcyclists are some of the most charitable people in the world. Bikers know that the world is full of danger and pain and that their helping hands are needed to make it a better place. Every year, millions of miles are... Continue reading

Toni’s Story

I was invited to Nairobi, Kenya, to attend a wedding and to visit the Masai Mara safari. When I booked my flights, I noticed the standard baggage allowance included two 23-kg. cases. I began research for my trip and unexpectedly come across the Pack for a Purpose website. Once I had seen the website, it... Continue reading

Mary’s Story

Six of us signed up for a trip to the Galápagos and our travel company, Ecoventura, let us know about Pack for a Purpose. I learned that one of the projects was for a special education classroom, and I couldn’t wait to collect the supplies needed and encourage my fellow travelers to do the same.... Continue reading

Ann’s Story

This is our second year of participating in the Pack for a Purpose Program. Last year, we brought school supplies and toothbrushes to Kandavu Island, Fiji. What a privilege to pay it forward. The smiles and gratitude from the children is truly priceless. This year we chose the British Virgin Islands and the Green VI... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Share Their Success Stories

No matter where you’re coming from or going to, you can Pack for a Purpose. This is confirmed every month by the PfaP travelers who share their stories about how they added more meaning to their trips. In the month of November, three women from three different countries shared their PfaP success stories. Terri Stanfield,... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Collect Supplies to Help Conquer Fear in Ecuador

On April 16, 2016 the village of Canoa, Ecuador was hit by a massive 7.8 earthquake. The population, especially the kids, were left traumatized and with an incredibly high fear factor associated with earthquakes and tsunamis that prevented them from attending school, work and in general moving forward with their lives. The Vive Sin Miedo... Continue reading

Alana’s Story

In September 2016, I was planning a trip with my boyfriend to Bali, Indonesia. I was reading a few blogs and found a write-up about Pack for a Purpose. I did some research and instantly fell in love with the idea. We got in contact with the lady who is volunteering to teach English at... Continue reading

Elly’s Story

Our travel agency informed us about the Pack for a Purpose project. We found a school project on our trip through Rajasthan, India. I contacted Pack for a Purpose’s founder, Rebecca Rothney, and she connected me with Sunayana, who is the contact person for Dundlod Fort. They support the Indo International School in Dundlod, which... Continue reading

Terri’s Story

As a lifelong travel agent, I have always felt travelers would like to “help” the community they visit; but they do not know what to bring or where to donate it. Pack for a Purpose offered that opportunity for me this past November! I was on a cruise to West African ports that are growing... Continue reading

The Perfect Hostess Gift

When I founded Pack for a Purpose seven years ago, I never thought of the initiative as a charity. For me, it was, and is, about providing travelers with the information they need to take the perfect hostess gift for the community they are visiting. Gratitude and graciousness pack easily. They take up no space... Continue reading