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October 2019

Friendship Force Reaches Out through PfaP

Inspired by a photo of a new teacher in Van with her students, our Friendship Force Tour of Turkey ended with a slow surge through Istanbul commuter traffic up to the Ritz Carlton Hotel, our Pack for a Purpose drop off point for a Van school located almost 1,000 miles away. The comparison between this... Continue reading

On Display at The Hide: Community Involvement and PfaP Impact

Guests of the Hide Safari Camp which is situated in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe have very generously contributed towards the Pack for a Purpose initiative by saving space in their suitcases to carry specific items that are desperately needed in the local community. We are very appreciative of the fact that while coming on... Continue reading

Washed Out Roads, No Obstacle to Committed PfaP Travelers

Each year our daughter goes to sleepaway camp, which gives us the perfect opportunity to take an “alone trip.” My other half, Alex, told me that he would take me anywhere that I wanted to go. I knew this was too good to be true, because he followed it up with “What do you think... Continue reading

Generosity Helping Environmental Education in the Southern Amazon

Cristalino Lodge, located in the south of the Brazilian Amazon, is protecting over 11,000 hectares of lush rainforest, where visitors are able to observe over 600 species of birds, 50 species of mammals, 1,400 species of plants and about 1,500 species of butterflies, with responsible tourism. Besides preserving this large area of ​​the Amazon rainforest,... Continue reading

Valerie’s Story

  My kids and I were super excited about upcoming trip to Kenya. We were looking forward to our Safari Adventure and spending some time at Diani Beach. However, we were most excited about “Packing for a Purpose “. We began soliciting friends for donations to present to the Boresha Maisha Children’s Home. We set... Continue reading

Damaris’ Story

Whenever I travel to a country with economic challenges, I wonder how to help the people I see around me. In my search for my 2019 vacation I found a great destination AND I found Pack for a Purpose. Traveling to Galapagos was my dream: a remote place filled with unique flora and fauna. I... Continue reading

Paulette’s Story

When my husband and I retired and began traveling to new destinations each year, I wanted to take items that would be useful to people living in less developed countries. I knew that people with good intentions have donated things that offend other cultures or had no practical use in some circumstances – so I... Continue reading