July 2016

Tundy’s Story

This summer I  traveled to Guatemala, and I decided to take some donations for the children. One of my friends introduced  the Pack for a Purpose website to me a year ago. I found out that the children of Guatemala are in high need of school supplies, so I decided to fill up a piece of... Continue reading

Terrific PfaP experience in Thailand!

My wife, 10-year-old son, 13-year-old daughter and I climbed off the train onto the hot platform of the Udon Thani station having just completed the 9 hour journey from Bangkok on a second class car.  We were conspicuous not only as travelers with back packs, but also, by the four additional large suitcases we were... Continue reading

PfaP Receives a Thumbs-Up from ‘Down Under’

At Pack for a Purpose, we believe that every trip can go farther than the miles you travel. PfaP founder Rebecca Rothney spoke with Natalie Peters from the Australian radio station 2GB  in Sydney to discuss how travelers worldwide can make a Big Impact on their next vacation by simply taking requested supplies to the... Continue reading

Cheryl Roder-Quill ‘s Story

My husband and I recently returned from Negril, Jamaica, where we celebrated our 25th anniversary with friends and family. Previously, we had packed and delivered school supplies to a Pack for a Purpose location in Soweto, South Africa, so naturally, the first thing I did was get online and check drop off locations in Negril.... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Warm More Than Hearts

We are delighted to share this Facebook post from our participant the African Game Lodge. The children from Come To Learn Creche excitedly display their warm mittens, gloves and goodies received to ward off the cold. These desperately needed gifts were received from one of our guests staying at African Game Lodge who Packed for... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Warm More Than Hearts

We are delighted to share this post from the African Game Lodge. The children from Come To Learn Creche excitedly display their warm mittens, gloves and goodies received to ward off the cold. These desperately needed gifts were received from one of our guests staying at African Game Lodge who “packed for a purpose”. This... Continue reading

Homecoming in Nepal

  It was a rainy morning in Arlington when I opened up my emails as usual, expecting nothing more than the handful of junk emails, daily news updates, and my Uber receipt from the previous night. I uninterestedly scrolled through a few of the subject lines and then like a surprise from an old friend,... Continue reading

PfaP Enriches Homecoming in Nepal

    It was a rainy morning in Arlington when I opened up my emails as usual, expecting nothing more than the handful of junk emails, daily news updates, and my Uber receipt from the previous night. I disinterestedly scrolled through a few of the subject lines and then like a surprise from an old... Continue reading

Generous Guests of Giltedge Make a Big Impact

Giltedge Africa supports the Jikeleza Dance Project. This month we visited Jikeleza to hand over bags of much-needed clothes and school supplies (around 40kg in total), all thanks to the generosity of our travelers who Packed for a Purpose. Our most recent donations included girls’ and boys’ clothes, English dictionaries, stationery and art supplies. A... Continue reading

Robyn and Glen’s Story

We have been coming to St. Kitts and Nevis for the last 10 years. We love the country and have always wanted to do something for them. We found out about Pack for a Purpose last year after we were already home so we started planning for the next year. I’m a teacher so school... Continue reading