Travel Tips

Extraordinary PfaP Experience in Zambia

Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Pack for a Purpose teamed up together to bring five hundred pounds of supplies to two schools and an orphanage in Zambia. The first step was to have a packing party to collect and pack all of the supplies that we would be taking with us. Thanks to Cheryl... Continue reading

PfaP Participants Protect Rhinos

The following lodgings and tour companies on our website in Africa and Asia work to conserve and protect the rhino: Samara Private Game Reserve, Siroki Lodge, Solio Lodge, John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa, Kariega Game Reserve, Inyati Game Lodge, Ride Kenya, ol Donyo Lodge, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Karnali Lodge and Camp. Having had the... Continue reading

Over an Ocean, Across a Continent, Up a River: PfaP Delivers!

Our first joyful moment in Zambia was watching all 11 bags of supplies arrive in Customs in Lusaka. With many thanks to Dave Seaman at Tours Africa , everything went smoothly. Visiting Kafunta River Lodge Kafunta River Lodge,which supports Project Luangwa, was our first stop. We were warmly welcomed and soon enveloped in Zambian hospitality.... Continue reading

Finca Bellavista, Where Guests Give Back

My name is Erica Hogan, and I am the co-founder of the Finca Bellavista tree-house community in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. Over the years, FBV has developed a reputation as being a great place for people to have a unique and laid-back travel experience. People that want to get off the... Continue reading

In Shannon’s memory: a gift that touches many

Editors Note: There are many reasons to pack for a purpose other than being a gracious and caring human being. You can pack for a purpose to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. Those are gifts you never have to dust, that don’t take up additional space in your home and make a Big Impact in... Continue reading

A Community Collects, A Community Receives

Having booked a few family holidays to Africa and taken suitcases full of stuff for schools, etc., I was so excited when we booked to go to Ras Kutani in Tanzania for Christmas and saw that there was a link on their website for ‘Pack for a Purpose.’ I had not come across it before. Everything I... Continue reading

Little Arches, Big Impact!

Little Arches Boutique Hotel on Barbados illustrates compassion for its local community by supporting the necessary head start for children of underprivileged backgrounds in Barbados. The small 10-unit hotel became the first lodging on Barbados to represent Pack for a Purpose in November of last year. Donated items of new school supplies, learning aids, arts,... Continue reading

PfaP Provides Joy in Johannesburg

The Peech is delighted to support the Pack for a Purpose initiative. Over the years more and more of our guests have taken an interest in this initiative, and we have seen a wonderful growth in donations. This reflects what we believe is an increasing interest by travellers to leave something positive behind in the... Continue reading

“One Love” Many PfaP Beneficiaries

How Our One Love Wedding Theme Grew into Something Beautiful When my husband and I got engaged, it was only natural that the theme of our wedding and all related celebrations has been One Love. We aren’t wealthy people; we live a modest lifestyle, and we enjoy life most when we’re sharing joy and happiness... Continue reading

Coast to Coast Commitment for Zambia

June 6, 2013, marks the day one of my fondest dreams will come true. My husband Scott and I will return to Zambia with Noah, an amazing 15-and-a-half-year-old who is like a grandchild to us and the child of our hearts. I have been dreaming of taking Noah to Africa since he was five. Now,... Continue reading