October 2014

Sara Lubowitz’s Story

We travelled to South Africa in August 2014. My 11 year old daughter and I went to visit relatives and go on Safari in Kruger park. I was so pleased when I found out about Pack for a Purpose. I wanted us not just to be tourists. I wanted my daughter learn about South Africa.... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Hi there! We are delighted to introduce ourselves as Pack for a Purpose volunteers and newly found friends of Rebecca & Scott. This handsome fella is Adam and I’m Gina.  We happily discovered Pack for a Purpose by chance. Back in 2013, Departures magazine published an article on 108 of their favorite things, which of course... Continue reading

Simply “Momalous” – Beaches Moms Make a Big impact in T&C

The 2014 Social Media on the Sand event held at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa last weekend did more than allow the affectionately called “mommy bloggers” to enjoy a wonderful weekend in the Caribbean filled with breathtaking photos. The event showed their humanitarian side as well. Most, if not all of the... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Our first introduction to Lindani and his wonderful wife Linda was as friends. We met, found out we all loved chili and board games for a start, and a fabulous friendship blossomed. As PfaP continued to grow and we were looking for additional expertise, Lindani and his skill sets came to mind. Lindani is originally... Continue reading

Leslie’s Story

We traveled to Tanzania and Kenya in September with Africa Exclusive who sent a Pack for a Purpose info sheet.  We were already scheduled to visit to our sponsored child in Tanzania, so I already had an extra suitcase full of school items to take. As our trip to Kenya involved a light aircraft flight,... Continue reading

Double the Honor for Pack for a Purpose!

October has been a month of major honors for Pack for Purpose. On October 9th, National Geographic Traveler magazine recognized ten “ordinary travelers doing extraordinary things in their journeys around the world.” Rebecca Rothney, Founder and Chairperson of Pack for a Purpose, was recognized as one of the National Geographic 2014 Travelers of the Year... Continue reading

The MAV Award

In the last 5 days, I have been the recipient of two amazing honors. The first was to be honored as a 2014 National Geographic Traveler of the Year. The second was to be honored by The News & Observer as “The Tar Heel of the Week”. For those of us who live in North... Continue reading

Supplies Sail into Scrub Island from Black Boaters and Friends

Black Boaters Summit is a yearly event planned by Cap’n Paul Mixon and his wife Marvelle. The Black Boaters Summit event brings together sailors that hail from all over the United States.  Last month, Black Boaters concluded its 17th annual sailing summit in the British Virgin Islands. Every year the sailing itinerary includes spending time... Continue reading