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Jim’s Story

For the past year, I had been planning a trip to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. I’m
a physician and one of my patients asked if I had heard of Pack for a Purpose. At the
time, I did not know my patient was the founder of this wonderful non-profit organization. After hearing her story and looking over the website, I thought what a simple and
effective way to directly effect the lives of children in the community of your travels.
Prior to the trip, I was able to get supplies that the children needed for the Stella Maris


We literally drove directly past the orphanage and sponsoring hotel on our way to our
hotel. At the Stella Maris hotel, I met Teddi, who told me that supplies donated and
profits from the hotel went to providing for the children at the orphanage.


I can’t imagine traveling out of the country in the future without going to the Pack for a
Purpose website to find out what I can bring to help out the locals.

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