July 2013

PfaP Travelers continue giving in Istanbul

In the rural province of Van, located in Turkey, 270 students at the Dincbas Elementary School and Zincirli Elementary School were delighted when they received supplies donated by The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul and their generous guests who chose to pack for a purpose.Continue reading

A Community Collects, A Community Receives

Having booked a few family holidays to Africa and taken suitcases full of stuff for schools, etc., I was so excited when we booked to go to Ras Kutani in Tanzania for Christmas and saw that there was a link on their website for ‘Pack for a Purpose.’ I had not come across it before. Everything I... Continue reading

Guests sail in with supplies

Ecoventura Yachts, located in Ecuador, have collected over 50 kilos in donated supplies which were then taken to the Alejandro Alvear School, as well as others, on San Cristobal Island this year. By giving back to the community through Pack for a Purpose, travelers helped all those receiving assistance at the school. The Alejandro Alvear... Continue reading

Supplies to share at Hotel Capitán Suizo

We are happy to share that on May 17, 2013, a representative from Hotel Capitán Suizo in Costa Rica went to Los Ranchos Elementary School to deliver the school supplies donated by pack for a purpose travelers, as well as some textbooks that the hotel had bought for them. Amazingly, there were so many donations... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose receives first grant

Pack for a Purpose is thrilled to announce that they have received their first grant, a Travel Aid Grant (TAG), for $2,500 dollars from Allianz Global Assistance. With their generous grant to our non-profit, we were able to hire our first part-time employee, Lindsey Schaefer. Lindsey has volunteered for us since April and in addition... Continue reading

PfaP: A two-way street

Packing for a purpose is not just for when you go overseas. Our local guests from Cape Town visited African Game Lodge and brought with them a lovely selection of items for two of our projects, Tenikwa Wildlife Hospital and Come To Learn Creche. In March 2013, we also contributed by taking items across to... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits July 2013

Alicia Richards Alicia Richards reached out to Pack for a Purpose through the senior internship program at The Ravenscroft School with the hopes of learning more about what it takes to run an international nonprofit organization. She looks forward to helping with the organization in the future as she heads off to the University of... Continue reading

Michael and Angel Nowak

We recently visited St. Lucia and were able to bring some supplies, books, and soccer balls to a school there with the help of the Sandals Foundation. We spent some time with the 4th graders reading, writing, and singing. They taught us a song as well and when Michael turned it into a disco, they... Continue reading

Steve and Linda Friedman’s Story

Steve Friedman of TravelTelevision, a 501 3 (c) nonprofit organization that promotes travel with a purpose, donates a vintage version of the game Boggle and lots of pens, markers, pencils and other goodies to Jervene Simpson at Sandals in Whitehouse, Jamaica. He also filmed other volunteers who participated in the local reading program.    ... Continue reading

Kelleen and Warren’s Story

This May we traveled to SE Asia and visited Cambodia for our first stop. After discovering Pack for a Purpose we decided to bring school supplies to the local children. It was easy to make room in our backpacks for the supplies and we even bought some extra mosquito nets once we arrived to deliver... Continue reading