From Travelers

Karen & Ray Spence’s Story

We feel very lucky that we can visit the Caribbean once or twice every year to get away from our Canadian winters.  When we go it is so easy to throw some school supplies in our suitcases.  They don’t weigh much and if we all bring a little, together we can make a huge difference.... Continue reading

Newlyweds Make Honeymoon More Meaningful

Last September, my now husband AJ and I got engaged and were married 10 months later on a beautiful mountain in Vermont. While it was an amazing and beautiful day, it didn’t come without months of stressful wedding planning. Since we wanted a cultural, unique honeymoon experience, we decided to use a travel agent to... Continue reading

Jan’s Story

  Our family travel always includes the opportunity to give back to the region we visit. When we first started this giving lesson with our kids over twenty years ago, it was hard to find an opportunity to deliver backpacks full of school supplies. Today, the internet has opened up avenues to make the task of... Continue reading

Nancy’s Story

I’ve been a fan of PfaP for some time and try to take requested supplies whenever I go to Africa on safari. This time I was thrilled to see that Ol Donyo was requesting supplies for the anti-poaching rhino rangers. I took 96 batteries, 3 “torches” (aka flashlights) and a used Nikon CoolPix camera (along... Continue reading

Tanya’s Story

We have been ‘Packing for a Purpose’ accidentally for a few years now. We have always be against giving sweets or toys directly to street children so on previous trip to India, we have taken pens, soaps and shampoos to distribute to the children we met and we also raised money before one trip for... Continue reading

The Martin Family’s Story

Once our family became involved with Pack for a Purpose, we knew we wanted to participate every time we traveled. We started planning a trip to Aruba long ago. This time, my brother and I collected funds from friends to pool with our own and went shopping for items on the request list posted by... Continue reading

Sherry and Jesse Pettite’ s Story

    In 2013, my husband and I took our first trip to Ocho Rios Jamaica to celebrate our retirement.  The first couple we met were on their way to deliver suitcases if school supplies to children in schools in need.   They told us it was their seventh trip to support an organization called PfaP. ... Continue reading

Donna & Doug Hibbard’s Story

  This was going to be our second trip to South Africa and we wanted to give back something after having such an amazing adventure the first time.  So, I started to do some research and came across Pack for a Purpose which works with the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) who we had visited... Continue reading