January 2014

Supplies Support Schools & Sports at Buccament Bay Resort

A big part of Buccament Bay Resort’s charm has and will always be its location, and there are so many positives to operating a hotel in a developing, authentically Caribbean island like St. Vincent: the people, the proud and vibrant culture, the sun, the stunning natural beauty, and the list goes on. Vincentians have been... Continue reading

Danielle’s Story

Reprinted with permission from My Journey Across the World. Dollar Store- $55.50 Walmart- $73.65 GoodWill- $4.99 Costco- $15.05 The Shopping Experience- Priceless Packing for a purpose truly made me appreciate and feel eternally grateful for my ease of obtaining any of these supplies here at home. For most of us, it is as simple as hopping in... Continue reading

First PfaP Supplies Arrive!

The Sobbhana Day Care Center received their first package of school supplies, in November, from generous guests staying at Pkha Villa. The Day Care Center is supported by the Pkha Villa, Sobbhana Foundation and Hearts and Hands for Cambodia.  The center has 75 children ages 3-6. According to Christine Wagner, Director of Hearts and Hands for... Continue reading

German Guests Give Through PfaP

Generous guests from Germany, Horst and Shelley, chose to “pack for a purpose” when they stayed at The Cavern in South Africa. By bringing requested items from the needs list, such as soccer balls and school supplies they made the trip they took go much farther than the miles they traveled. Along with Megan from... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose is pleased to welcome a new volunteer intern, Melissa Hoffman. Melissa is a senior at North Carolina State University, majoring in Communication with a concentration in Public and Interpersonal Communication, with a minor in English. She reached out to Pack for a Purpose in hopes of gaining valuable knowledge of the... Continue reading

Generous Guests at Greystone Mahale

Here in Tanzania there is very little money available for things that the populations of other countries expect in terms of medical care. This is especially true of remote regions and here on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, it doesn’t get much more remote. Nomad Tanzania owns and operates a small collection of pioneering... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose would like to welcome another new intern, Andrew Brown. Andrew discovered Pack for a Purpose through N.C. State’s English internship program, and decided to intern with us after coming to understand Pack for a Purpose’s desire to impact communities around the world in a particularly generous, positive, and proactive way. In... Continue reading

Supplies Support School in India

Ibex Expeditions’ guests who “pack for a purpose” have already made their mark around India. Our latest Pack for a Purpose guests brought 14 kilos of much needed and appreciated supplies, which I delivered to the school in the village of Ramathra. It was a Saturday and the schools were closed so that the children... Continue reading

Voluminous Volunteer Hours

Pack for a Purpose is sustained by the energy and generosity of our volunteers who keep the website up and running, keep track of the statistics, and continue outreach to lodgings and tour companies around the world. Our volunteers range in age from their twenties to their seventies, both in Raleigh and remotely in other... Continue reading

Caring in Cape Town

The Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel & More Quarters Apartment Hotel proudly joined Pack for a Purpose in February of this year. Since joining, we have received amazing donations of supplies, toys, clothes, and much MORE for the children at the Injongo Creche. Our first donation was given by Jessica and Laura from Minnesota who were... Continue reading