From Travelers

Shelly’s Story

Our first Pack for a Purpose experience was very rewarding. Our extra suitcase was used to bring requested items to the Rochina Favella in Brasil. We packed games, puzzles, dictionaries for the schools and blank CDs, iPods, chargers and USB cables for the Dj school. We were given a full tour of the Favela and... Continue reading

Robyn’s Story

This is our second time Packing for a Purpose. Last year we brought a small bag of school supplies to our destination, and when our friends saw our social media posts about it, they wanted to contribute. In the fall we had an open house and people brought a bunch of supplies and money to... Continue reading

Julie’s Story

After 30 years as a travel agent and 20 years owning and operating my travel agency, Vacations To Remember, I have been to the Caribbean quite a bit. I bring school supplies with me to the islands every time I travel, and this year I travelled to St. Lucia. I decided to get other local... Continue reading

Lisa’s Story

This summer we had the chance to explore Zanzibar in every detail, what a beautiful place with lovely people. When the airline told us that we could carry 2 pieces of luggage (each 25kg) per person we immediately decided to take donations with us. Since we both are teachers, we wanted to support a school.... Continue reading

Katie’s Story

Our family has had the opportunity to “Pack for a Purpose” twice in the past two years and are very grateful and appreciative for this unique experience. We first “Packed for a Purpose” on our trip to Costa Rica in 2016. What a simple, yet impactful concept! “Make your travels meaningful. Simply use a small... Continue reading

Sydni’s Story

There is not much more empowering then the act of serving others. Pack for a Purpose made this seamless during my recent trip to Lima, Peru. My two girl friends and I traveled to Peru to embrace the culture, see the beautiful sights and of course try the foods. We traveled through Lima on the... Continue reading

Jess’s Story

This year my husband and I went on the trip of a lifetime. We spent three amazing weeks in Africa, kicking off our journey in Zanzibar. Just before our trip I heard about Pack for a Purpose and immediately knew it was a cause I should support. Africa is home to some of the world’s... Continue reading

Alicia’s Story

My husband and I recently took our honeymoon to the US Virgin Islands. Before we left, we looked online to see where we could help out and what was needed there. After doing some research, I loaded up my children and, with our needs list from Pack for a Purpose, we set out for a... Continue reading

From a Big Ship to a Small Boat, PfaP Travelers Deliver to Roatan

Recently, I took a Caribbean cruise.  I’m always torn about how to do the least harm and most good when I travel.  The image of a huge cruise ship disgorging thousands of people seems like it could damage a delicate Caribbean island ecosystem and overwhelm the local culture.  Then, I read that feeding a record... Continue reading

Kaitlyn’s Story

I’ve always had a passion for women’s and girl’s rights. I’ve also always had a passion for sports. I was extremely excited when I figured out a way to combine those two interests! In the middle of my freshman year of college at UNC Chapel Hill, I learned of an organization called Pack for a... Continue reading