April 2015

Becky Shedd’s Story

My husband and I signed up for a 10-day organized tour of Turkey. I immediately checked to see if there was a Pack for a Purpose destination and found it in Istanbul.  I assumed we would have some free time to make the connection. We asked our guide how to get from our hotel across... Continue reading

Asante Sana, Tanzania

After 30 hours of sitting in airports and planes, my husband Scott and I arrived on a crisp, clear morning in Arusha (frequent flyer tickets are not always the most direct route to a destination). Our immediate joy was seeing all six suitcases of the supplies we had checked in Raleigh waiting for us. After... Continue reading

Ellie’s Story

My name is Ellie and I am an 11 year old, 6th grade student in Massachusetts. My family and I traveled to the Galapagos Islands over March break in 2015. I was super exited. I had studied about the animals of the Galapagos Islands in school and I wanted to do something to help the... Continue reading

Tremendous Travelers Support Tenikwa

Pack for a Purpose travelers have been making tremendous contributions for Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness & Rehabilitation Centre. Pack for a Purpose traveler Dr. Britta Sichelschmidt-Brux and her family visited Tenikwa this spring and delivered 8.765 kilos of supplies to support the organization. Tenikwa supports several additional community projects. They recently distributed donated clothing, school supplies,... Continue reading

PfaP and VOMO Island Resort

VOMO Island Resort has been partnered with Pack for a Purpose since 2014. We are excited to hear about the generosity of Pack for a Purpose travelers like Kate Newman, who was recently mentioned in VOMO’s newsletter. Read this excerpt below from their newsletter to learn about Kate’s kind contributions. “VOMO Island Resort continues to make... Continue reading

Erica and Rick’s Story

We went to Dominical/Uvita in Costa Rica for 5 weeks in Feb/March 2015. With research on “fun things to do”, I clicked on Uvita 360 for surfing lessons and noticed their participation with Pack for a Purpose and then their link to Passback Soccer. In the past, we have always brought school supplies/clothes when we... Continue reading

Lazy Lizard Travel Leads Trip to Zambia

It is our great delight to publish this article written by our partner, Lazy Lizard Travel.  It was a great joy for Lazy Lizard Travel to once again lead the Ravenscroft trip to Zambia where the students Packed for a Purpose. Thanks to South African Airways’ generous free baggage allowance, we were each able to carry an... Continue reading

PfaP Pura Vida

Since Hotel Capitan Suizo began its partnership with Pack for a Purpose in 2011, PfaP travelers have donated more than 82 kilos of supplies in support of schools in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. PfaP was excited to receive this heartwarming message and photos from Helen Soto at Hotel Capitan Suizo. “Since we started... Continue reading

PfaP Partners Supply Sports Equipment

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to share this story from Curacao. Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort has been partnered with PfaP since 2014, and we are glad to see our connections coming together to make a Big Impact for children at the Divi Divi school. Read the full story below from Ilona Faas... Continue reading

Jerry’s Story

Pack for a Purpose traveler Jerry Puda was on a flight on his way to deliver supplies to Hotel Casa Turire in Costa Rica when he ran into Costa Rica’s Club Sport Herediano soccer team on their way home from an international match.  This team holds hero status amongst Costa Rica youth, but making the... Continue reading