April 2014

Terrific Supplies for Tenikwa!

The Van Veen family travelling from the Netherlands brought a special surprise in April when they visited African Game Lodge.  Stowed in their luggage was two boxes brimming over with brightly coloured pens, paper, koki’s and chalks.  And because winter is nearly upon us, Jolanda had thoughtfully included a whole lot of plastic mugs which... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

After reading about Pack for a Purpose in her Travel & Leisure magazine, Sarah contacted Rebecca about getting involved. A few months later she was volunteering! Sarah is a social worker at Lakeside School, a program of Lakeside Educational Network, which serves at-risk youth in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Sarah’s interest in international development within... Continue reading

The Parr Family’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose on NPR two weeks before leaving for Costa Rica in April 2014.  We were traveling to the Guanacaste Region with our two sons, age 7 and 10.  We thought this was a great way to teach them about giving. After looking at the list for the project supported... Continue reading

Commitment to Community in Curacao

Being the first of what I hope will be many many more “Pack for a Purpose travelers” to Curacao, the 56th country on our website, was a special privilege! We arrived April 2 at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort to sunshine, warm breezes and welcoming hospitality. The resort has a strong commitment to... Continue reading

Frank and Ginny’s Story

In March of 2014 we traveled to Central America for a month. Our first destination was San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. Before going I looked on PfaP to see if there were any charitable organization that we could help out. We found through The Pelican Eyes resort the A. Jean Brugger Education Project. Our good friends Donna and... Continue reading

GypsyNester’s Story

During our stay at the Parador Resort in Costa Rica, we learned a great deal about their commitment to the surrounding area, not only environmentally but also as a member of their community. In addition to being a leader in sustainable tourism they are involved in several civic projects. We discovered one of them, Pack For a Purpose,... Continue reading

Generous Guests at GoldenEye

GoldenEye in Jamaica has experienced the generosity of several guests since we welcomed them to Pack for a Purpose four months ago. Below, two of their guests- Karen and Katie- have shared their experiences.    Karen’s Experience  Travel is our religion. My husband and I love it, it’s a precious and luxurious gift. Every journey... Continue reading

Pat’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose on NPR a week before we visited a resort near Akumal, Mexico. I enjoyed shopping for a few supplies that we had room for in our bags for the project supported by Sandos Playacar in Playa del Carmen. When I asked at our resort if they might help... Continue reading

Suzanne & Janet’s Story

Our two families just got back from a trip to Costa Rica. We were four adults and four kids. I had read about Pack for a Purpose on the Facebook page of Hotel Capitan Suizo in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. So we decided to bring donations with us. We brought donations to an orphanage in La... Continue reading

Pepe and Carmen’s Story

My wife and I planned our trip to South Africa and Victoria Falls. We were flying to Livingstone, and as I was looking for a transfer from the airport to our hotel, I saw the link for Pack for Purpose on the website of Safpar, the company that finally organised the transport for us. I... Continue reading