November 2011

Lindsay’s Story

We packed up our goodies including pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, note pads, crayons and plasters. Departed on our adventure to the very beautiful Botswana. After a long journey via Johannesburg we arrived in Gaborone. After a refresh, tour of the city and a meeting at the tourism office the following morning, we departed for Tuli... Continue reading

“O-mazing!”

Pack for a Purpose is thrilled beyond words to be included in the December issue of “O: The Oprah Magazine”.   When you check out page 56 you will find a wonderful story on Pack for a Purpose, giving our web address and information about our initiative.  If even a small percentage of Oprah’s legions of... Continue reading

Asante Sana from Kenya

This year Village Life Safaris has received a large gift of requested supplies for the Mukuru Kayaba Schools from various contributors. These PfaP travelers brought much-needed supplies ranging from files, books, pens, pencils, and crayons  to new and used clothes and toys. In addition, Village Life Safaris has received monetary donations that have gone towards... Continue reading

Cheers for guests at Chaminuka

The generosity of guests staying at the Chaminuka Nature Reserve outside of Lusaka, Zambia, provided over 35 kg of school supplies and toiletries to over 200 children at the Kasisi Children’s Home. Once again PfaP travelers have demonstrated that going on a vacation and combining it with a good deed is easy and rewarding.Continue reading

Magnanimous in Mexico

Hacienda Chichen in Mexico has received an amazing donation –  all from one PfaP traveler. This traveler brought 60 kg of school supplies that were extremely beneficial for the students. In addition, this generous traveler donated a large sum of money, which will allow Hacienda Chichen to purchase new blankets for all the children, to... Continue reading

PfaP helps “chill-dren” in Laos

  The 120 children in Ban Na Taer Primary School can now “beat the heat” thanks to the wonderful generosity of two PfaP travelers staying at the Rivertime Resort in Laos. They donated funds so that fans could be purchased locally and then installed during their visit.  Other guests have also donated assorted school supplies. ... Continue reading

Kilos of Kindness Continues

It is with great joy that we affirm the continued generosity of travelers from around the world. From January to October 2011, Pack for a Purpose travelers delivered more than 1,187 kg of supplies. In fewer than two years of being on the internet, Pack for a Purpose travelers have delivered more than one ton of supplies.Continue reading

Baraa School Benefits

Pack for a Purpose travelers Farah Jamani and her husband James Pencharz, were among the guests at the Onsea House in Tanzania who generously brought supplies for the Baraa Primary School in Arusha.  Baraa Primary School is the local project Onsea House supports.  So far in 2011, guests have brought more than 50 kg of... Continue reading

PfaP receives Google Grant

PfaP was delighted to receive a Google AdWords grant through the assistance of James Boyce, owner of Common Sense NMS. This will provide another resource to spread the word about Pack for a Purpose during 2012. Victoria Brooks and Nathan Cavicchi have generously volunteered to manage the campaign for us. We are extremely grateful for... Continue reading

Dorothy’s Story

Last year I went with two friends to Kenya and Tanzania, on safari as well as to volunteer at a clinic in Kenya. One friend, Rita Berlin, suggested Pack for a Purpose to Isaac Okumu, who owns Village Life Safari. Isaac, besides being a great safari guide, volunteers whenever he can at a school in... Continue reading