From Communities

Belize Benefits from PfaP

Each year, Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort in Hopkins, Belize is able to donate nearly 200 backpacks, full to the brim with school supplies, to children from nearby villages through the Pack for a Purpose initiative. Before guests arrive, Hamanasi informs them about the Pack for a Purpose mission, asking travelers to use a little... Continue reading

Guests “Rock” at Table Rock

Growing up as a middle class Catholic School girl in North Florida, I spent hours daydreaming about a romantic and adventurous life as a Peace Corps volunteer in far-flung locales. I imagined I would save the world and live in exciting places. Instead, upon growing older, I began a career in the United States as... Continue reading

Proudly Supporting Pack for a Purpose

When we, at Entim Camp in Kenya’s Masai Mara, heard about the Pack for a Purpose initiative we loved the idea and were keen to get involved. We appreciated the way that it would enable our guests to help out in such a simple way and that we too could help support the local community.... Continue reading

Bushmans Kloof Guests Bring Supplies

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat became a member of Pack for a Purpose just over a year ago and nominated Elizabethfontein Primary School as its project. Elizabethfontein is the only school in the rural area in Agter Pakhuis. Its pupils are farm workers’ children, as well as some of our own staff’s children.... Continue reading

Supplies “Sprout” Up at Sandals

School children in Jamaica, Antigua, Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and Saint Lucia have had the opportunity through the Sandals Foundation’s Reading Road Trip to interact with and learn from guests staying at Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Resorts. The Reading Road Trip is also a favourite among guests and families as they are given... Continue reading

From Love on the Airwaves to MORE Love

How one intern’s favorite TV show translated into a Big Impact in South Africa  Our very first intern, Karen, came to work very excited. The evening before, along with her family, she had watched her favorite show, “The Bachelor.” They always DVR the show to watch it at their convenience. As the show began, the... Continue reading

Supplies Support Schools & Sports at Buccament Bay Resort

A big part of Buccament Bay Resort’s charm has and will always be its location, and there are so many positives to operating a hotel in a developing, authentically Caribbean island like St. Vincent: the people, the proud and vibrant culture, the sun, the stunning natural beauty, and the list goes on. Vincentians have been... Continue reading

Generous Guests at Greystone Mahale

Here in Tanzania there is very little money available for things that the populations of other countries expect in terms of medical care. This is especially true of remote regions and here on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, it doesn’t get much more remote. Nomad Tanzania owns and operates a small collection of pioneering... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide Prodigious Supplies in Kenya

Campi ya Kanzi and the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust received a tremendous donation from two extraordinarily generous guests whom decided that they would like to Pack for a Purpose! Campi ya Kanzi, located next to Kenya’s Amboseli National Park and bordering Tsavo West and Chyulu National Parks, is a luxury safari camp with a difference. The... Continue reading

PfaPing in Zanzibar Reaches a High Note

Written by Judi Palmer, M.Ed., founder of the Creative Education Foundation of Zanzibar (CEFZ) Walking into the gardens of The Zanzibar School during a first grade recorder lesson can be quite amusing. One might ask “What is that strange discordant sound coming from this beautiful old building?” Actually, entering the first grade classroom during these... Continue reading