September 2013

Peak of Joy: Two climbers experience ‘PfaPing’ in Tanzania

My husband, Mark, and I traveled to Tanzania in August of 2013 to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and go on safari in order to cross a couple of items off our bucket list. We trained for months for our climb and digested every possible scrap of information we could find to help facilitate successfully reaching the summit. While I... Continue reading

Travels Beards Stubble Across PfaP

By: Pablo Juarez, Travel Blogger at Ottawa, Canada I had often heard about travelers doing their part by dropping off school supplies, clothing, or sports equipment at local community centers and schools in some of the countries they visited. This idea inspired me to look for ways I could get involved in giving back... Continue reading

Marie Tisserand’s Story

We recently visited Mabele School on our trip across Botswana, last August. We were very exited about it, as we had been preparing all the supplies and goodies for several months, collecting from our family and also from work colleagues. When I came to the office one morning, my desk was full of clothes, school... Continue reading

Guests Give to the Cavern

Hilde and Jean-Luc, pack for a purpose travelers who stayed at The Cavern, brought supplies which were greatly appreciated by the Royal Drakensberg Primary School, a small independent school situated in the rural area of the Northern Drakensberg, kwa-Zulu Natal. The school opened in 2007 with 11 learners and has grown to 58 children through... Continue reading

Amazing Partner-Second Amazing Auction for 2013

Luxury Link, our wonderful partner and major contributor, held the second auction for 2013 on behalf of Pack for a Purpose with excellent results. The winning bid for the fabulous 4 night package to the luxurious Blue Diamond Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico was $1,526.00. 100% of the proceeds went to Pack for... Continue reading

Robynn Swan’s Story

My friends had decided to get married in South Africa in August 2013! Prior to my trip, my mother came across Pack for a Purpose in a magazine article. We saw this as a wonderful opportunity to give to those in need. I spread the word to the wedding guests and soon everyone was packing... Continue reading