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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... Continue reading

PfaP Portrait

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

Patricia and Henry Jackson’s Story

Patricia Jackson (second from left) and Henry Jackson (third from left) Months before we booked our 2016 cruise, my wife Patricia and I started filling our go bag with PfaP items. In April 2016 we made a decision that our transportation was going to be Holland American’s Koningsdam. Once the cruise was reserved, we made... Continue reading

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