June 2015

An Amazing Adventure in Africa

We were so blessed to have the assistance of Pack for a Purpose and its founder, Rebecca, as we prepared for our upcoming trip to Africa. Going to Africa was a dream of mine for so long, and I had put away an article about Pack for a Purpose in my “someday travel to Africa”... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

Numeros. Zahlen. Numbers. No matter what the language, the meaning is the same. We are delighted that the number of supplies taken by Pack for a Purpose travelers to community projects across the globe continues to grow! More than 35 new accommodations and tour companies have joined Pack for a Purpose since January, and we... Continue reading

Supplies Fly to Yellow Bird Hotel

Although it has only been a few short months, the Yellow Bird Hotel, located in the vibrant St. Lawrence Gap, is extremely excited to be a part of the Pack for a Purpose program. As of March 2015, we have asked our guests to assist us in this very worthy cause. With nothing but kind hearts and... Continue reading

Don’s Story

Participants in the class pose with William “Teacher Willie” Puga in front of the Alejandro Alvear School. I am the instructor for a course on the Natural History of the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador at The College of New Jersey. We just returned from our trip to the Galapagos Islands with Ecoventura Yachts. The 20... Continue reading

Dawn’s Story

I was introduced to Pack for a Purpose on our November 2014 cruise. Another member of the cruise organized a group of us to bring school supplies—which we did. We then booked a cruise for May 2015, and I was the organizer. I provided fellow cruisers with information about the program and we had a... Continue reading

The Ritz Studios ‘Seas’ Success

It’s another beautiful Saturday morning in Curacao, where the sun always shines… I glance down the driveway leading up to The Ritz Studios reception and see a group of about 10 people with assorted bags and backpacks walking toward me. It’s obvious that they are tourists but not your typical guest with a wheeled suitcase.... Continue reading

PfaP Provides Meaningful Memories During Caribbean Cruise

Can a cruise ship passenger make a difference instead of just an impact? Our family travels frequently, and sometimes our travels take us on a cruise as one of the easiest ways to visit islands. But I’ve always struggled with the idea that some of the larger cruise ships we’ve sailed on might be making... Continue reading

Chris and Melissa’s Story

We love to travel and help other people, so when we discovered Pack for a Purpose we were excited because it combined both. Pack for a Purpose made it easy for us to bring supplies to where they are needed. We were able to visit the beautiful island of Grenada and drop off a whole... Continue reading