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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

Toni’s Story

I was invited to Nairobi, Kenya, to attend a wedding and to visit the Masai Mara safari. When I booked my flights, I noticed the standard baggage allowance included two 23-kg. cases. I began research for my trip and unexpectedly come across the Pack for a Purpose website. Once I had seen the website, it... Continue reading

Mary’s Story

Six of us signed up for a trip to the Galápagos and our travel company, Ecoventura, let us know about Pack for a Purpose. I learned that one of the projects was for a special education classroom, and I couldn’t wait to collect the supplies needed and encourage my fellow travelers to do the same.... Continue reading

Ann’s Story

This is our second year of participating in the Pack for a Purpose Program. Last year, we brought school supplies and toothbrushes to Kandavu Island, Fiji. What a privilege to pay it forward. The smiles and gratitude from the children is truly priceless. This year we chose the British Virgin Islands and the Green VI... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Share Their Success Stories

No matter where you’re coming from or going to, you can Pack for a Purpose. This is confirmed every month by the PfaP travelers who share their stories about how they added more meaning to their trips. In the month of November, three women from three different countries shared their PfaP success stories. Terri Stanfield,... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Collect Supplies to Help Conquer Fear in Ecuador

On April 16, 2016 the village of Canoa, Ecuador was hit by a massive 7.8 earthquake. The population, especially the kids, were left traumatized and with an incredibly high fear factor associated with earthquakes and tsunamis that prevented them from attending school, work and in general moving forward with their lives. The Vive Sin Miedo... Continue reading