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From Travelers

Multi-Generational Family Commits to Packing for a Purpose in Kenya

We first became aware of Pack for a Purpose 10 years ago in connection with a safari trip to Botswana and Zambia.  Once we learned of the program, we connected that knowledge with the fact that our air carrier, South African Airways, allowed us two free bags each, but our small planes between safari camps... Continue reading

Rorie’s Story

I discovered Pack for a Purpose on my first trip to Africa several years ago and reached out again to Rebecca, the Founder for my trip in June 2022.  I was able (with help from some friends) to deliver approximately 20 pounds each to three different participating nonprofits. I had an overnight layover in Johannesburg... Continue reading

Mawiyah from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Story

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. who were initiated in the Gamma Iota Chapter at Hampton University, celebrated their 25th anniversary at Sea Breeze Beach House in Barbados. The sisters traveled from all over the United States including New York, Virginia, Illinois, and Florida bringing over 100 lbs of school supplies for children at... Continue reading

Maria’s Story

I discovered Pack for a Purpose last summer and now won’t travel without first checking this website to see what the need is where we are going. I’ve spent 32 years teaching elementary school so my soft spot is for children in need. I took advantage of back to school deals at home, packed almost... Continue reading

Shayla’s Story

  Our wonderful friends Rebecca and Scott were very excited to hear that we were traveling to St. Maarten!  We delivered a suitcase of supplies to Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.  Before my travels, I corresponded with Joan Samson, the resort manager to sync up on a good time/day to drop off the supplies. St.... Continue reading

From Raleigh to Zambia, Gratitude Takes Flight

  Wilderness Safaris states “we believe in creating life-changing journeys” and they certainly changed ours! From the beginning Wilderness Safaris has believed in our mission .The belief of such a high profile and well respected company added much  recognition for Pack for a Purpose when we were an unknow entity. We are forever grateful. My... Continue reading

Pizza Packing and PfaP

Tasks shared with friends are always more fun. So when preparing to pack supplies to take to the projects supported by the accommodations we would visit on our trip to Zambia, we were delighted to have the assistance of friends. We will be staying at 3 different camps in the Luangwa Valley, Kafunta River Lodge,... Continue reading

Jane’s Story

Hello big time fan, often traveler with supplies.  I work for Delta Airlines, and since we get those fantastic travel benefits, I recently did a bulletin board featuring Pack For A Purpose. Since we all travel I am trying to get my fellow employees to go on PFAP.org and start the process.  I’ve also started... Continue reading

Brenda’s Story

This was my first time Packing for a Purpose.  We were traveling to Sandals South Coast and the Reading Trip was not available during our trip, so I decided the next best thing was to pack supplies.  I am a mother, grandmother, and former teacher. Purchasing the supplies was easy. It took an additional suitcase... Continue reading

One Love Foundation’s Story

As animal advocates, we are always looking for ways to “maximize our impact”.  Through that thought process, we realized that maximizing our impact was an opportunity to actively support other charities during our travels, without expecting anything in return. Our research led us to Pack for a Purpose.  We feel it’s crucial to provide support... Continue reading