December 2015

Jane’s Story

I Packed for a Purpose and took 15 pounds of school supplies to Istanbul, Turkey. That’s 15 pounds of souvenirs I could bring back to the states. I dropped the supplies off at The Ritz-Carlton and was treated to lunch and tea, totally unexpected. My travel mates wished they heard of you, so I am doing my best to... Continue reading

Aurora’s Story

My husband and I went to Tanzania and Kenya with two other couples in October/November 2015. We discovered Pack for a Purpose online and are so glad we did. We were able to take a large duffle bag of supplies and of the kind folks from AJT met us at Kilimanjaro Airport when we arrived.... Continue reading

Sydni’s South African Sojourn

My family and I recently took a trip to the beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. Our vacation would have not been complete without Packing for a Purpose. I spent a semester interning with Rebecca Rothney, the founder of Pack for a Purpose, so I was over the hills excited to have the opportunity to participate.... Continue reading

School Supplies Sail into The Bahamas

No matter what your belief system, most will agree that helping others when we can is a good thing. I was recently blessed to have an opportunity to do just that in combination with a cruise. My franchiser’s national conference was on the Norwegian Escape, and I was blessed to be given my conference berth... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers: How It All Adds Up

At Pack for a Purpose, numbers are valuable. Each kilo of supplies, each new destination, each hour of volunteer time—they all add up to keep Pack for a Purpose thriving and continuing to have a Big Impact worldwide. Because each needs list is specific to each accommodation, every kilo of supplies that travelers take makes... Continue reading

Make Your Holiday Gifts Even More Memorable and Meaningful with PfaP

Make your holiday shopping twice as meaningful this season by choosing gifts from the Pack for a Purpose Shop. When you make purchases through any of the avenues below, you also support Pack for a Purpose, helping us continue to make a Big Impact in local communities around the world. This year, we proudly launched... Continue reading

Villa Verano + PfaP = A Win-Win

Located on the beach in Hopkins, Belize, Villa Verano is a luxurious 10-room villa with full-service amenities. The small community where we are located is home to a diverse group of people willing to share their home with visitors. As with any small community, there are needs, and Villa Verano often works together with the... Continue reading

Caring Continues in Cartagena, Colombia

Colombia is  the birthplace of Gabriel García Marquez, Shakira, Sofia Vergara, and John Leguizamo; well-known exports are coffee, emeralds, flowers, and bananas. The country has great geographic and bio-diversity: from Amazon jungles to Andes mountains to Caribbean beaches. More and more people are choosing Colombia as a travel destination, with Cartagena on the list of “must... Continue reading