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PfaP Needs Your Skills!

Pack for a Purpose is still an all-volunteer non-profit, and we need the talents of our wonderful supporters to help us out our best foot forward. Some Former and Current Volunteers   PfaP is looking for someone to design a set of infographics for us the help us highlight our amazing accomplishments. We will of... Continue reading

Multi-Generational Family Commits to Packing for a Purpose in Kenya

We first became aware of Pack for a Purpose 10 years ago in connection with a safari trip to Botswana and Zambia.  Once we learned of the program, we connected that knowledge with the fact that our air carrier, South African Airways, allowed us two free bags each, but our small planes between safari camps... Continue reading

Rorie’s Story

I discovered Pack for a Purpose on my first trip to Africa several years ago and reached out again to Rebecca, the Founder for my trip in June 2022.  I was able (with help from some friends) to deliver approximately 20 pounds each to three different participating nonprofits. I had an overnight layover in Johannesburg... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

Even though the world was still dealing with a pandemic in January of 2021, there were still people compelled to travel who made a Big Impact in this most critical time. Pack for a Purpose was truly encouraged that with everything that was going on, PfaP travelers still made a point of supporting community projects... Continue reading

Mawiyah from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Story

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. who were initiated in the Gamma Iota Chapter at Hampton University, celebrated their 25th anniversary at Sea Breeze Beach House in Barbados. The sisters traveled from all over the United States including New York, Virginia, Illinois, and Florida bringing over 100 lbs of school supplies for children at... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact at More Community Foundation’s Projects

More Community Foundation* (MCF) is a non-profit organisation and the Foundation for the MORE Family Collection group, supporting social development and environmental conservation in Southern Africa in all of the areas in which the MORE Family Collection lodges and hotels operate. All community projects for social development are self-sustainable, as it is our belief that... Continue reading

Maria’s Story

I discovered Pack for a Purpose last summer and now won’t travel without first checking this website to see what the need is where we are going. I’ve spent 32 years teaching elementary school so my soft spot is for children in need. I took advantage of back to school deals at home, packed almost... Continue reading

Educating Girls Ensures the Future

When a young girl first starts menstruating, it can be an exciting time, but also a huge problem regarding her education. Without the proper hygiene products, girls around the world can miss up to a week of school every month, setting them further and further back from male students. Fortunately, for the young women in... Continue reading

Make Waves when you Pack for a Purpose and Cruise with Charter Yacht Society

Crewed charter yachts in the British Virgin Islands offer a unique and personalized vacation experience. From the moment the booking takes place, the discourse between the guests wishing to vacation and the crew running the boat begins. By the time guests are ready to join the boat, a relationship has been formed. “What can we... Continue reading

Shayla’s Story

  Our wonderful friends Rebecca and Scott were very excited to hear that we were traveling to St. Maarten!  We delivered a suitcase of supplies to Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.  Before my travels, I corresponded with Joan Samson, the resort manager to sync up on a good time/day to drop off the supplies. St.... Continue reading