November 2016

PfaP Travelers Share Their Success Stories

No matter where you’re coming from or going to, you can Pack for a Purpose. This is confirmed every month by the PfaP travelers who share their stories about how they added more meaning to their trips. In the month of November, three women from three different countries shared their PfaP success stories. Terri Stanfield,... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Collect Supplies to Help Conquer Fear in Ecuador

On April 16, 2016 the village of Canoa, Ecuador was hit by a massive 7.8 earthquake. The population, especially the kids, were left traumatized and with an incredibly high fear factor associated with earthquakes and tsunamis that prevented them from attending school, work and in general moving forward with their lives. The Vive Sin Miedo... Continue reading

Alana’s Story

In September 2016, I was planning a trip with my boyfriend to Bali, Indonesia. I was reading a few blogs and found a write-up about Pack for a Purpose. I did some research and instantly fell in love with the idea. We got in contact with the lady who is volunteering to teach English at... Continue reading

Elly’s Story

Our travel agency informed us about the Pack for a Purpose project. We found a school project on our trip through Rajasthan, India. I contacted Pack for a Purpose’s founder, Rebecca Rothney, and she connected me with Sunayana, who is the contact person for Dundlod Fort. They support the Indo International School in Dundlod, which... Continue reading

Terri’s Story

As a lifelong travel agent, I have always felt travelers would like to “help” the community they visit; but they do not know what to bring or where to donate it. Pack for a Purpose offered that opportunity for me this past November! I was on a cruise to West African ports that are growing... Continue reading

The Perfect Hostess Gift

When I founded Pack for a Purpose seven years ago, I never thought of the initiative as a charity. For me, it was, and is, about providing travelers with the information they need to take the perfect hostess gift for the community they are visiting. Gratitude and graciousness pack easily. They take up no space... Continue reading

Churchill Canada Collects PfaP Supplies

Since Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) began partnering with Pack for a Purpose, the response has been overwhelming. Schools from the south have been bringing supplies with them to support fellow students, and participants in our learning vacations have been happy to have another way to support the community when they travel to Churchill! Participants... Continue reading

Educate a Girl, Sustain a Community!

With your generous donations, we have raised enough money to help 515 girls stay in school across southern Africa every day of the month! Donations for this initiative are now closed. We will be delivering the Be Girl panties to the Children in the Wilderness project in May. Check back on our blog in June to read about... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Rock Belize

Life is full of surprises each and every day. And one of the biggest, and the one that never fails to astound me, is the boundless depths of human kindness. Having worked in inner city schools with impoverished and at-risk kids prior to starting our adventure in the jungles of Belize, I was surrounded daily... Continue reading