February 2016

Trading Stilettos for Supplies – A Bali Bachelorette Packs for a Purpose

Bali Bachelorette? That’s what I asked my three best friends, after discovering a discounted travel package online titled “Wake up in Bali.” After some minor investigating, skeptical of the too-good-to-be-true price, everything checked out; and last October, we checked in for 10 nights at Sadara Resort; Bali, Indonesia. My heart was overflowing with gratitude, after... Continue reading

Sherrie’s Story

As a parent volunteer and substitute teacher at Resurrection Lutheran School and Early Childhood Center in Aurora, IL, we are always looking for ways to share the gifts God has given us. This year, in lieu of traditional Christmas gift exchanges, our students and staff elected to donate supplies for the programs in Laakeech. It... Continue reading

From Surfboards to Blackboards: PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact at Safari Surf School

The end of another school year quickly approaches families in the United States. With it, mounds of old lunch boxes, scribbled folders, used Ziploc’s, pens and tethered backpacks collect on the shelves and in the corners of houses all across America. Do we worry about reclaiming and re-using any of these items? Hardly ever. Why hold onto pencils... Continue reading

Hans’ Story

Yvonne and I planned a travel through the South African Provinces of Eastern and Western Cape. One of the places we wanted to visit was the African Game Lodge in Montagu. While booking the Game Lodge we heard about Pack for a Purpose for the first time. So we and our friends packed needed school... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Hit the Road in Ecuador

We wish to extend our profound thanks to all of our customers who have spared a little extra room in the luggage to bring school supplies to donate to the schools on our tour routes. Today we made large deliveries of puzzles, soccer balls, and school supplies to the schools in the hamlet of El... Continue reading

Sweet Success at the Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa

On February 8th, a Big Impact was made at Rowland Edwards’ primary school by two generous PfaP travelers. This school is the project supported by the Sugar Cane Club Hotel and Spa. We admire their commitment to community and are pleased they have chosen to be Pack for a Purpose participants so we can showcase... Continue reading

What Color is Joy?

As one of the newest PfaP interns, I was very excited when I was invited (based on my passion for writing) to create a fictional story about Pack for a Purpose. Spending the early years of my childhood in the Virgin Islands, I couldn’t wait to put my writing talents to good use to come... Continue reading

Leslie’s Story

In November, my husband and I cruised the Amazon in Peru with Aqua Expeditions.  We Packed for a Purpose as we had done on our trip to Cambodia.  I was able to purchase 50 pairs of sandals as well as school and needed medical supplies including ointment, bandages and allowed medicines. On our last stop... Continue reading

Irene’s Story

When I booked my trip to Mongolia with Nomadic Expeditions, I discovered the lodge where I would be staying, The Three Camel Lodge, is a Pack for a Purpose participant. The lodge sponsors a school. I felt this was a great cause and decided to take needed supplies. By careful packing, I was able to... Continue reading

Linda’s Story

Bula Fiji! Thank you Pack for a Purpose for all the information you supply on your website. Armed with this information when I returned to Fiji in October 2015, I knew that I could do more. I was able take 13 pounds of supplies; consisting of crayons, coloring books, and school supplies, one soccer ball,... Continue reading