March 2014

Kanti’s Story

My friend and I were planning a vacation to Vietnam. On the internal “My Communities” page on the website for the place where I work, I read about this organization, “Pack for a Purpose.” I quickly checked if there were any participants located in Vietnam that I could deliver supplies to while on my trip,... Continue reading

Bushmans Kloof Guests Bring Supplies

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat became a member of Pack for a Purpose just over a year ago and nominated Elizabethfontein Primary School as its project. Elizabethfontein is the only school in the rural area in Agter Pakhuis. Its pupils are farm workers’ children, as well as some of our own staff’s children.... Continue reading

Tara’s Story

We recently went on a family vacation to the Mayan Riviera. We packed two backpacks filled various school supplies, toys, hair brushes, socks, and many other things weighing 10lbs. We made a special trip with our children on Sunday afternoon, hiring a private shuttle to bring us to the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Spa... Continue reading

Laura’s Story

I work for a local charity in Nottingham and asked my colleagues to bring any supplies they had around the house. I emailed a copy of the list of supplies needed at the Kakuyuni Deaf School, supported by the Coral Key Malindi lodging in Malindi where I was due to visit for a 10 day... Continue reading

“Soles” Arrive in South Africa

Kwa Maritane sponsors a local primary school that educates 410 scholars from families with little to no income. During 2013 many of these children were left orphaned. While hosting an annual Christmas party for the children, we observed that many of our students either had no shoes, or the toes of the shoe had been cut... Continue reading

Rhotia Valley Benefits from PfaP Travelers

Pack for a Purpose is happy to share the following news from Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge. “We are very proud and happy to share the news that Rhotia Valley has been chosen as Best Community Focused Property of Tanzania and No. 3 of Africa! Over 4,000 vetted tour operators, travel agents, and travel journalists of... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to report that in all areas, our numbers are growing! Since the beginning of January 2014, we have added 26 new lodgings and tour companies to the website. Pack for a Purpose travelers brought over 8,000 kilos of supplies to their destinations in 2013. These 8,000 kilos contributed to... Continue reading

Guests Make a Big Impact at Turtle Inn

Francis Ford Coppola Resorts, Central America started to team up with Pack for a Purpose in 2013. Since then, our guests at the Turtle Inn in Belize have donated 354 lbs. of supplies for local schools in Seine Bight, Placencia and Monkey River Village. Placencia Humane Society also continues to get a steady supply of pet... Continue reading

Amazing Luxury Link Auction 2014

Luxury Link, our wonderful partner, held its auction for 2014 on behalf of Pack for a Purpose in January with excellent results. The winning bid for the fabulous five-night package to the luxurious Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort in Curacao was $1,750.00. 100% of the proceeds went to Pack for a Purpose. This was... Continue reading