From Travelers

Keith’s Story

As a proud PfaP Board Member and avid traveler, I try and take supplies to the destinations I visit whenever possible. On my most recent trip in August to Kenya I was able to drop off supplies with Royal Private Safaris which is supporting the Dorothy Schwartz Community Centre located in the Mukuru slums, Nairobi, Kenya.... Continue reading

Nakia’s Story

Several members of my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, headed to Playa del Carmen to celebrate our anniversary of pledging together. Sisters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter, commit to a lifetime of Service, Scholarship and Sisterhood. With service being a key tenet of the organization, our group knew we wanted to incorporate... Continue reading

Julia’s Story

First it is important to note the Pack for a Purpose website was easy to navigate from finding your travel destination to supplies desperately needed. My travels took me through parts of Kenya, East Africa. Even with baggage weight restrictions, I found it was still manageable to include much needed items for the Mara Rianda... Continue reading

Courtney’s Story

I was on a climbing tour of Ecuador and at the end of the trip I spent a few days in the Amazon using the travel agency Soleq Travel in Quito. I collected school and personal supplies in the USA from friends and family. Diego, the owner of Soleq, took me to Refugio de los... Continue reading

CC’s Story

My beautiful daughter Chelsea Arnold and her handsome new husband Matthew Arnold got married in the Dominican Republic last week. Our family wanted to leave more than just memories of our visit, so we contacted Pack for a Purpose and we have nothing but AWESOME things to say about this wonderful organization. I highly recommend... Continue reading

Tammy’s Story

In April my husband and I participated in Pack for A Purpose for the second time.  This time we visited a school in the mountain community of Anqoto Misminay, Peru.  As with our first trip, we were able to visit the school and deliver the items in person. It was a remarkable experience to meet... Continue reading

Ellie’s Story

We recently travelled to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. I discovered the Pack for a Purpose website and was keen to participate. Unfortunately the accommodation that we were staying at was not involved in Pack for a Purpose. Following few emails I was able to arrange for the wonderful people at Chobe Elephant camp to... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide Supplies in Nepal

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb. I first went to Nepal, by myself, just six months after the earthquake in 2015. The lodges were almost empty along the Annapurna Base Camp trek. In Gandruk, my tea house had 42 beds, but only three... Continue reading

Ricardo’s Story

My wife Tania and I decided to go for the the second time to Zanzibar, but we wanted the trip to be meaningful so we started looking for possible volunteering experiences during our stay. During that search, we found the Pack for a Purpose project. We feel that our experience Packing for a Purpose reflected... Continue reading