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A New Day Dawns for Pack for a Purpose

I am thrilled to inform you that Pack for a Purpose has, at last, found a sustainable future with Travel Elevates, the non-profit charitable foundation of Signature Travel Network! For many years, I have tried to find a way for our all-volunteer nonprofit to continue into infinity and beyond. We have promoted the impactful work of our accommodations and tour companies, and provided travelers with the information they needed to make their trips more meaningful. As a result, the level of kindness around the world has increased. Pack for a Purpose travelers have demonstrated over and over that with a small space and little effort, you can make a Big Impact. Their generosity has been of enormous benefit to individuals and communities, spreading gratitude with every trip. I will be ever grateful for their choices to be impactful travelers.

“I am so proud we can integrate Pack for a Purpose into our broader Travel Elevates mission. This organization provides a perfect starting point for any traveler to make an impact, simply carrying needed supplies in their suitcase and dropping them off at their designated accommodation or tour company for handling.  This aligns with our belief that giving back while traveling heightens the experience for travelers and leads to greater repeat travel and advisor loyalty. And it also leaves a destination in a better place after a visit,” stated Alex Sharpe, President of Signature Travel Network.

For over 65 years, Signature Travel Network has been a member-owned community of leading travel agencies and supplier partners in the travel industry.  Signature collectively generates $11+ billion in annual sales and has experienced unprecedented growth in the past ten years. We have expanded our reach to more than 15,000 travel advisors in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Mexico, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. Established in 2019, Travel Elevates is the charitable arm of Signature and has a mission to leverage global travel partnerships to elevate people through education and economic empowerment. The vision is to help build thriving and sustainable communities throughout the world. In 2024, Travel Elevates awarded seven global project grants in Africa, Cambodia, Thailand, and Mexico.

We are thrilled to have Pack for a Purpose become part of Travel Elevates. Moving forward Pack for a Purpose will have a bigger impact on the world of travel.


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