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Help Us Celebrate Pack for a Purpose’s 10th Birthday!

In December 2009, we founded Pack for a Purpose with the mission to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to take meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit. Fast forward nearly ten years and Pack for a Purpose has helped travelers donate nearly 350,000 pounds of supplies meeting essential needs... Continue reading

Two Smart Cookies Who Love PfaP’s Cookies

Celia’s Story I found Pack for a Purpose when I was looking for a summer internship at a non-profit between sophomore and junior years of college. I was immediately drawn to PfaP’s mission which combined two of my passions – traveling and helping others! Rebecca contacted me quickly after I applied, and I was actually... Continue reading

The Haggett’s Family Story

I found out about Pack for a Purpose just before we left for our holiday to South Africa. One of the hotels we stayed in was a participant in the program. I started packing a backpack full of supplies in need for the local school. My 6 year old helped me choose items and pack... Continue reading

Carolina’s Story

My family and I visited Aruba for my niece’s wedding in August 2019. Whenever I travel, I always try to look for ways to give back to the community we are visiting. I want to instill in my children the spirit of giving. I also want them to understand how lucky they are and that... Continue reading

PfaP Traveler at Turtle Inn, Belize Makes a Big Impact

There is nothing as exciting and potentially life-altering as an amazing vacation, but wouldn’t it be even better to do some good while you are enjoying yourself? Our family was able to make this happen on our recent trip to Belize. We travelled to Placencia, Belize, which is an area at the southern tip of... Continue reading

Friendship Force Reaches Out through PfaP

Inspired by a photo of a new teacher in Van with her students, our Friendship Force Tour of Turkey ended with a slow surge through Istanbul commuter traffic up to the Ritz Carlton Hotel, our Pack for a Purpose drop off point for a Van school located almost 1,000 miles away. The comparison between this... Continue reading

On Display at The Hide: Community Involvement and PfaP Impact

Guests of the Hide Safari Camp which is situated in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe have very generously contributed towards the Pack for a Purpose initiative by saving space in their suitcases to carry specific items that are desperately needed in the local community. We are very appreciative of the fact that while coming on... Continue reading

Washed Out Roads, No Obstacle to Committed PfaP Travelers

Each year our daughter goes to sleepaway camp, which gives us the perfect opportunity to take an “alone trip.” My other half, Alex, told me that he would take me anywhere that I wanted to go. I knew this was too good to be true, because he followed it up with “What do you think... Continue reading

Generosity Helping Environmental Education in the Southern Amazon

Cristalino Lodge, located in the south of the Brazilian Amazon, is protecting over 11,000 hectares of lush rainforest, where visitors are able to observe over 600 species of birds, 50 species of mammals, 1,400 species of plants and about 1,500 species of butterflies, with responsible tourism. Besides preserving this large area of ​​the Amazon rainforest,... Continue reading

Valerie’s Story

  My kids and I were super excited about upcoming trip to Kenya. We were looking forward to our Safari Adventure and spending some time at Diani Beach. However, we were most excited about “Packing for a Purpose “. We began soliciting friends for donations to present to the Boresha Maisha Children’s Home. We set... Continue reading