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Nancy’s Story

  My daughter and I traveled to Barbados this January and wanted to bring something for children. I looked on the Pack for a Purpose website to see recommendations and it was very helpful. We packed as much as we could fit in our suitcases – about 15 lbs….  school supplies and teacher’s supplies. The... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Give a Helping Hand at Princess Hotels in Mexico

At Princess Hotels in Riviera Maya, Mexico, we have been participating with Pack for a Purpose since 2015. Our community project is called Dame Una Mano (Give Me a Hand). Pack for a Purpose inspires people to help other people. They make it simple — they give you the information about what supplies are needed and how to... Continue reading

Christy’s Story

10 Things I loved about Pack for a Purpose: 1) It is an amazing way to give back to the local community in Jamaica 2) The needs specific to the area are listed on the website so you bring items that are truly needed 3)  I love the name “Pack for a Purpose” because there... Continue reading

We Wanted to Take More, So We Did!

A week before heading to Africa on my first trip to the continent in late 2014, I came across a link to Pack for a Purpose. What a great idea, to take five pounds of needed items for a school or community with us in our suitcases. The safari lodge, Vumbura Plains, in Botswana was... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to welcome Olivia Rudiak as our newest intern! I am a senior at North Carolina State University, finishing a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric. A fluent French-speaker, I have always held a special place in my heart for language, travel, and culture. As... Continue reading

Roberta and Terry Omin’s Story

In planning our safari in Tanzania our travel planners suggested a visit to Rhotia Valley Children’s Village and to stay at their tent lodge.  We were glad to have the opportunity to visit the orphanage. As we were preparing for our trip we were given information about Pack for a Purpose.  This was my first... Continue reading

Bundles of Supplies for Barbados

Yellow Bird Hotel is a small 18-room, family-run property, located on the south coast of Barbados at the entrance to the very popular St. Lawrence Gap. Prior to our renovations in the summer of 2015, we contacted Pack for a Purpose and expressed our interest in becoming part of this initiative and this became a... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to welcome Lindsey Walston as our newest intern! I am a junior studying English at NC State University. I recently transferred to State after finishing two years at my local community college. Since I am already on a solid path to graduate next year, I wanted to find an internship... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose is delighted that Valina Hassaram has chosen to become our newest volunteer! I am a senior at North Carolina State University, where I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. I was looking for an internship in my field at a PR agency, and found... Continue reading

Chris & Melissa’s Story

We have made several Pack for a Purpose trips and it never ceases to amaze us. Not only is it so easy to give to those in need, but you meet incredible people along the way. This time, we ended up in beautiful Dominica, the nature island of the Caribbean. We brought a suitcase full... Continue reading