May 2014

Terrific Time in the Turks and Caicos!

Early in the morning, before the sun was up on May 17th, we started our Pack for a Purpose trip to the Turks and Caicos. My husband Scott and I had been invited as guests by the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa to participate in a Reading Road Trip. All of the... Continue reading

Astrid’s Story

I visited the school in Dundlod upon the suggestion from Pack for a Purpose and found such a good project. The R.E.A.D.S. School is exclusively for children of the lowest caste which usually are discriminated by the other castes. They get a good education there in the school and, with that, a real chance to... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

It started with a desire to downsize and some snorkel gear. Living in Minnesota we didn’t need the snorkel gear and we were heading for Costa Rica. After checking Pack for a Purpose we not only found a home for the snorkel gear but with a little pre-trip shopping we filled an extra bag with... Continue reading

Guests “Rock” at Table Rock

Growing up as a middle class Catholic School girl in North Florida, I spent hours daydreaming about a romantic and adventurous life as a Peace Corps volunteer in far-flung locales. I imagined I would save the world and live in exciting places. Instead, upon growing older, I began a career in the United States as... Continue reading

Extraordinary PfaP Experience in Zambia

Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Pack for a Purpose teamed up together to bring five hundred pounds of supplies to two schools and an orphanage in Zambia. The first step was to have a packing party to collect and pack all of the supplies that we would be taking with us. Thanks to Cheryl... Continue reading

Partnering With PfaP – A Win-Win in Tanzania!

Partnering up with Pack for a Purpose reminds us of why It Started in Africa started our business: To make sure the tours we offer are fair to our customers and also benefit the local communities. The truth is, most tourists do not remember that they can make a difference by just packing something extra... Continue reading

Supplies Bring Smiles in Costa Rica

The Family Schmid (owners) and all the Capitán Suizo Hotel Team wants to extend their thanks to their many guests who have “Packed for a Purpose” on their recent vacations to Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Because of their efforts, many kilos of supplies have been delivered to children in the local schools. One of their guests,... Continue reading

Proudly Supporting Pack for a Purpose

When we, at Entim Camp in Kenya’s Masai Mara, heard about the Pack for a Purpose initiative we loved the idea and were keen to get involved. We appreciated the way that it would enable our guests to help out in such a simple way and that we too could help support the local community.... Continue reading

Bountiful Supplies in Brazil

On behalf of Favela Tours, I want to thank Pack for a Purpose as we have had many “Pack for a Purpose travelers” bring in donations that we have distributed to some of our projects. To date since we started receiving guests who bring donations, our total weight is now up to 16.5 kilos of... Continue reading

Yogam’s Story

When four of us (two couples) were planning a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam, I came across PfaP on the Shinta Mani Club Hotel, Siem Reap website. It seemed like a wonderful idea and we planned the itinerary in such a way that Siem Reap was our first destination so we could drop off the... Continue reading