October 2013

Natasha’s Story

As a company, ResRequest desires to give back and looks for opportunities to partner with our clients and their associated local community projects as well as charities operating in our area. Representatives from our team travel often and we want to be able to give even more practically than just with monetary contributions. Pack for... Continue reading

PfaP con Mucho Gusto!

By: Paulina Feltrin, director of Public Relations for Fairmont Mayakoba At Fairmont Mayakoba, working with Pack for a Purpose comes natural to us. Being a positive ambassador and creating a lasting contribution in our community is in the core of our values. Through this program, we allow our guests the opportunity to engage in voluntourism... Continue reading

Bounty for Bushtops

Mara Bushtops Camp has been very pleased that many of their guests choose to be Pack for a Purpose travelers. These guests have looked at their project needs list on the Pack for a Purpose website and took supplies, which benefit the local communities where they operate! Thoughtful PfaP guests staying at Mara Bushtops in... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers, Smiling Students

Adjacent to Tsavo West National Park in Kenya is the Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary, an area donated by locals where wild animals roam without disturbing crops and cattle in the villages. For many families, education is a luxury, so every item of stationery, uniforms, etc helps. In September, Fred and Angelique included a visit to... Continue reading

Chuini Clinic Collects from PfaP Travelers

The Mangrove Lodge located on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania is thrilled with the generous response they have had from guests who have Packed for a Purpose! In the month of August alone, they received over 85 kilos of medical and other requested supplies from their needs list. Their generous guests have made a... Continue reading

PfaP Gets to the Core of Things in the Big Apple

Rebecca Rothney, the Founder of Pack for a Purpose, was invited to co-moderate a panel at the Conference Travel + Social Good which was held in New York City in September. Her husband Scott who serves on the Board also attended and participated. The Conference which included NGO’s and media from around the world proved... Continue reading

PfaP Approved by Triangle Community Foundation

Pack for a Purpose is honored to be listed as an approved non-profit on the Triangle Community Foundation website. Thanks to one of our committed volunteers, all the necessary forms were completed. Within three weeks of our approval we received our first donation of $1,000.00. This is our biggest donation to date from a single... Continue reading

Marvelous Memories: Family PfaP’s in Kenya

It was a beautiful Thursday morning in Masai Mara when four parents and six kids boarded two open-aired jeeps. As we left Governors Camp in anticipation of visiting the Mara Rianda School just a few kilometers away, we all had a sense of excitement about meeting several hundred young students because we Packed for a Purpose. Loaded in our... Continue reading

Arantxa Sanchez’s Story

We went to the Umoja Center, supported by Nature Bound Africa, in Arusha, Tanzania in July. We brought clothes and school material and spent some time with the students who were eager to learn about our home countries. The Umoja Center sent us pictures of the distribution of the donations. Caroline, the founder and director... Continue reading

Michael and Susan Henry’s Story

What a joy it was to participate in the Pack for a Purpose program in Belize this summer! While researching where we might track the elusive jaguar in the Belizean jungle, we found the Pack for a Purpose footprint on the Ka’ana Boutique Resort and Spa website. The nearby Succotz Primary School is the beneficiary... Continue reading