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PfaP Portrait

PfaP is thrilled to have two amazing new interns from North Carolina State University this Spring. Their talents, energy and commitment will help us to continue to grow as a global nonprofit. My name is Allison Potter, and I’m a senior at NC State University. I’m studying Media Communications and Spanish, and I have minors... Continue reading

Generosity Scores on the Field in Uganda

In March 2022, our family traveled to a remote region of Uganda to go mountain gorilla trekking. My mother picked a locally owned lodge in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. She reached out to the owner to find out what supplies the community needed. The owner responded with a link to Pack for a Purpose, which... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Request for PfaP’s Future

When I founded Pack for a Purpose 14 years ago, I did so with persistence, determination, and the support of my friends, who donated their professional skills. My IT skills were laughable. However, I believed that if people had a place on the internet where they could easily find information to make meaningful contributions to... Continue reading

One Love Foundation’s Story

We made another visit to Aruba in December to raise money and awareness for Aruba’s spay and neuter campaign! When traveling to Aruba, we “Pack for a Purpose” not only for the animals, but for the orphanages on the island as well. “We feel it’s crucial to provide support for at risk children.  Children are our... Continue reading

Hotel Capitán Suizo Supports Schools

Years ago, Capitán Suizo decided to join Pack for a Purpose, a beautiful initiative that allows travelers like you to have a positive impact on the community of your travel destination. There we host a project to provide children from small rural schools around the community of Tamarindo with the supplies they need for the... Continue reading

Brown Family Story

Thank you!  We enjoyed purchasing items and bringing them to Turks and Caicos with our boys. I explained to my 7-year-old son that the schools there didn’t have the things on the list and let him choose what to bring. He picked the things he loves like soccer balls, jump ropes, calculators, and Band-Aids. He... Continue reading

Kreis Family Story

My son Anderson Kreis (pictured on the right) does service hours for his BETA Club at Arlington High School. Last year, he did Pack for a Purpose at Beaches Negril and wanted to do it again for our first trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos. It’s a large project and he wanted to get as... Continue reading

From Orphan Elephants to Education Lilayi Lodge Makes an Impact in the Community

Through three pillars of conservation, Game Rangers International have established the greatest impact upon the landscapes where we focus our projects.  Resource Protection focuses on empowering the frontline Rangers who protect wildlife against threats such as poaching as well as protecting the communities and promoting Human-Wildlife Coexistence. Our Wildlife Rescue Programme manages the Elephant Orphanage... Continue reading

Lindsay’s Story

My husband and I travelled to Uganda in the summer this year and it was there that we discovered PfaP whilst staying in one of the lodges in the remote area of Bwindi Forest.  As soon as we booked our trip to Costa Rica in November we were keen to participate and so chose a... Continue reading

From Raleigh to Havana: An Inspired Book Club Brings Hope

  Six members of my Raleigh, NC book club were able to visit Havana, Cuba in October 2022 thanks to Cindy White, owner of P2P, a Cuban travel agency, and, as luck would have it, a member of our book club.  Cindy inspired our group — especially after we read a novel about the Cuban... Continue reading