February 2017

Sinead O’Connell’s Story

I traveled to Kenya in 2015, and having been there before and taking a small amount of items, I saw how excited the children had been to get art supplies, so I decided next time I went that I wanted to do more. I’m not sure how, but I found Pack for a Purpose and it... Continue reading

Nancy’s Story

  My daughter and I traveled to Barbados this January and wanted to bring something for children. I looked on the Pack for a Purpose website to see recommendations and it was very helpful. We packed as much as we could fit in our suitcases – about 15 lbs….  school supplies and teacher’s supplies. The... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Give a Helping Hand at Princess Hotels in Mexico

At Princess Hotels in Riviera Maya, Mexico, we have been participating with Pack for a Purpose since 2015. Our community project is called Dame Una Mano (Give Me a Hand). Pack for a Purpose inspires people to help other people. They make it simple — they give you the information about what supplies are needed and how to... Continue reading

Christy’s Story

10 Things I loved about Pack for a Purpose: 1) It is an amazing way to give back to the local community in Jamaica 2) The needs specific to the area are listed on the website so you bring items that are truly needed 3)  I love the name “Pack for a Purpose” because there... Continue reading

We Wanted to Take More, So We Did!

A week before heading to Africa on my first trip to the continent in late 2014, I came across a link to Pack for a Purpose. What a great idea, to take five pounds of needed items for a school or community with us in our suitcases. The safari lodge, Vumbura Plains, in Botswana was... Continue reading