May 2016

6 Suitcases of Supplies for 2 Amazing Projects = 1 Joyful Trip!

Inspired by her visit to a school on a safari with Wilderness Safaris in Botswana, Rebecca Rothney founded Pack for a Purpose in December 2009. She and her husband were very excited to be able to return again to Botswana.  My husband Scott and I believe that when you Pack for a Purpose, the trip... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

My name is Caroline Poole, and I will be a freshman next year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I heard about the opportunity to intern at Pack for a Purpose from previous interns who attend my high school. Because I will graduate with an International Diploma, I thought this internship would... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Benefit School in Belize

Thanks to the kind generosity of Balaam Eco Adventures guests, the primary school in Bullet Tree Falls Village in Cayo District Belize recently received much-needed school supplies as part of the Balaam Eco Adventures Sustainable & Responsible Eco-Tourism program in partnership with Pack for a Purpose program. Oscar began partnering with Pack for a Purpose... Continue reading

Kathy’s Story

  We recently visited Punta Cana at the end of March. Having visited the country 4 years prior, I knew that I wanted to donate and give to the people there. The Dominican people that we met last time and this visit truly touched our lives. They are amazing, with great attitudes and friendliness.  This... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Make a Grand Impact at Grand Fond Primary in Dominica

The Pack for a Purpose project was an initiative of Mr. Jem Winston, whom I must say is an excellent collaborator with the Grand Fond Primary School. This project is growing by leaps and bounds and has become a household name at our school. For the past three years, Pack for a Purpose has evolved... Continue reading

Eric’s Story

While preparing for a trip to Southeast Asia, we contacted the Shinta Mani Foundation in Siem Reap, Cambodia via Pack for a Purpose. We packed an extra suitcase and brought about 70 lbs. of supplies for local children participating in the SMF’s training programs. We took dental supplies, mosquito netting, and medical supplies, but the majority... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Spread Generosity Across Oceans and Continents

  Pack for a Purpose may be headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, but PfaP travelers cross continents and oceans to deliver their supplies. PfaP travelers have a common thread—their belief that every trip they take can go much farther than the miles they travel. A generous PfaP traveler from Brazil named Eleonora Packed for a Purpose... Continue reading

Wonderful Wilderness Safaris Guests Continue to Pack for a Purpose

Wilderness Safaris has had a commitment to Pack for a Purpose from the very beginning. It was on a Wilderness safari to Africa in 2002 that the idea for Pack for a Purpose first seeded itself in our founder’s mind. Wilderness Safaris was one of the original 29 accommodations to join Pack for a Purpose... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide Continuing Supplies

Here at Ras Nungwi, a small luxury beach resort on Zanzibar’s northern tip, we are delighted to have been working with Pack for a Purpose for the past two years. During that time, the Nungwi Nursery School has benefited tremendously from the generosity of numerous travelers to the island. These visitors have seen the massive... Continue reading

Amanda’s Story

I recently traveled to Curacao. When I booked Santa Barbara Beach Resort, I read about PfaP. I said to myself, “What amazing program and the perfect opportunity to participate in a great cause!” I think I packed more for a purpose than I did for the beach!Continue reading