December 2017

Vas’s Story

I think I can speak on behalf of the whole group when I say this school visit made our trip! It was such a delight to see as well as interact with all the different students. To see their smiling faces was such an inspiration – we even got to hear them sing! It’s a... Continue reading

Sydni’s Story

Our group of 13 people had the pleasure of spending Christmas in Jamaica this year!  Pack for a Purpose made it possible for us to bring gifts to the Barrett Town All Age School. We stayed at the Iberostar resort in Montego Bay. Although this resort is not affiliated with PfaP, it was still an... Continue reading

Beth Provides PfaP Bounty to Aruba and Jamaica

Traveling is a passion of mine, but so is kindness and giving back. One of my favorite quotes is from Ellen DeGeneres, “We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” How can these passions be intersected? Answer: Pack for a Purpose. I am a firm believer... Continue reading

Karen & Ray Spence’s Story

We feel very lucky that we can visit the Caribbean once or twice every year to get away from our Canadian winters.  When we go it is so easy to throw some school supplies in our suitcases.  They don’t weigh much and if we all bring a little, together we can make a huge difference.... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

We’re ending 2017 on a positive note. The benefits to communities across the globe keep multiplying as more and more travelers choose to Pack for a Purpose. From 2010 through August 31, 2017, Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken over 93,799 kilos (206,358 pounds) of requested supplies meeting essential needs in over 60 countries.... Continue reading

Newlyweds Make Honeymoon More Meaningful

Last September, my now husband AJ and I got engaged and were married 10 months later on a beautiful mountain in Vermont. While it was an amazing and beautiful day, it didn’t come without months of stressful wedding planning. Since we wanted a cultural, unique honeymoon experience, we decided to use a travel agent to... Continue reading

Jan’s Story

  Our family travel always includes the opportunity to give back to the region we visit. When we first started this giving lesson with our kids over twenty years ago, it was hard to find an opportunity to deliver backpacks full of school supplies. Today, the internet has opened up avenues to make the task of... Continue reading