June 2014

Sharon’s Story

This spring NPR aired a story featuring Ms. Rothney and I decided to “pack for a purpose” as I got ready to go to Peru. I chose to take supplies to the very small village of Infierno on the outskirts of Puerto Maldonado on the Tambopata River, a tributary of the Amazon. The residents of... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Bob Richards has been a resident of Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A. (Pack for a Purpose global headquarters), for longer than he cares to admit after graduating in Electrical Engineering at the local college.  He currently works for a software company. He married another programmer, Giavanna, almost 24 glorious years ago. For entertainment they like to take... Continue reading

Alan and Martin’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose from my wife Sue. In February of 2013 we traveled to Cambodia and she brought art supplies for a school in San Reap. When my cousin Martin and I decided we needed a break from a freezing NYC winter, we decided Guatemala sounded like the perfect place.... Continue reading

“PfaPing” in Panama Take Two!

I can’t remember where I first heard about Pack for a Purpose, but I immediately knew it would be a good fit for our family. As a family travel blogger, my children have had the opportunity to visit some amazing places. Our involvement with Pack for a Purpose has allowed us to not only learn... Continue reading

Lyn’s Story

My daughter and I traveled to Belize for Easter break. We packed an extra suitcase with school supplies, including: paper, pencils, rulers, flashcards, and book bags, etc., for the school the Turtle Inn supports in Placencia. The school was the second stop on our trip. First we went to Blancaneaux Lodge which is in the... Continue reading