May 2013

Coast to Coast Commitment for Zambia

June 6, 2013, marks the day one of my fondest dreams will come true. My husband Scott and I will return to Zambia with Noah, an amazing 15-and-a-half-year-old who is like a grandchild to us and the child of our hearts. I have been dreaming of taking Noah to Africa since he was five. Now,... Continue reading

Stephanie Martini and Kjeld Jensen’s Story

We visited Tanzania in February 2013. We stayed at Onsea House outside Arusha and brought about 20lbs of school supplies with us for the Baraa Primary School. As it turns out, we could have fit more in the bag that we took but we were concerned about weight (we had some books and heavy watercolor... Continue reading

Matt and Kelly Bruehl’s Story

We discovered Pack for a Purpose when planning our trip to Costa Rica, and one of our lodging choices (Finca Bellavista) had just announced that they joined the organization. We were excited to share as much as we would carry with children in La Florida, CR. We packed a large suitcase with almost 10 pounds... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Megan Bahamonde Pack for a Purpose was absolutely thrilled when Megan contacted us in September in 2012 to offer her talents and skills to Pack for a Purpose. Her work ethic is fabulous and the skills and dedication she brought to PfaP have been very useful. Like all our interns, she is always teaching Rebecca... Continue reading

Amazing Partner-Amazing Auction

Once again, our partner and major contributor, Luxury Link, held a vacation auction on behalf of PfaP. This time, 100 percent of the proceeds, which added up to over $2,200 dollars, went to Pack for a Purpose. The Landings at St. Lucia, one of the lodgings on the PfaP website, generously donated a fabulous five-night... Continue reading

Great Gift for the Eyelanders of Fiji

In the winter of 2012, I had a wonderful call from Patricia Kesten, President and Chief Design Officer of ICU Eyewear (based in California). She wanted to know if Pack for a Purpose would have a use for brand new, high-end readers’ glasses as they had an excess of samples they had been saving for... Continue reading

A Warm Welcome

Pack for a Purpose is proud to announce our partnership with FleishmanHillard, the world’s most complete global communications firm. FleishmanHillard delivers on The power of true, reflecting the firm’s high values and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding unprecedented authenticity and transparency. FleishmanHillard is working to raise awareness of the Pack for... Continue reading

Hats Off to Costco

In hockey, it is called a hat trick. In the PR world, it is called amazing! We tip our hats to Costco, who featured Pack for a Purpose as the Member Connection in all three magazines on two different continents. PfaP was featured in Canada for the July/August 2012 issue, in the U.S. for the... Continue reading

PfaPers Weigh In at Turtle Inn

In the first 60 days since Turtle Inn Resort joined Pack for a Purpose, their guests brought over 193 lbs/88 kilos of supplies for St.John Memorial and Seine Bight Primary School which serves 300 children. Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn Resort in Placencia, Belize joined Pack for a Purpose in March and has collected school... Continue reading

Surprise Supplies Spread Smiles

By: Alison Alexander Rainbow of Hope orphanage in the Cape Town area of South Africa provides a place of care, safety, love and nourishment for 12 babies and children who would otherwise have no real hope of survival. Their project manager, Alison Alexander, reported the following set of events to us: I received a text... Continue reading