From Travelers

Pack for a Purpose Joy in Jamaica

I am overjoyed that Pack for a Purposes resonates so strongly with so many. On July 6, 2021, my husband Scott and I were finally able to celebrate his postponed 71st birthday trip originally scheduled for late March, 2020. We chose to go to our first Sandals resort because Scott loves beaches and warm weather,... Continue reading

Maria’s Story

I was so excited to learn about Pack For a Purpose when getting ready for our vacation to Turks and Caicos.  I found the information when researching our resort, Ocean Club West.  I took advantage of back to school sales before we left Texas.  I’ve spent the past 31 years teaching elementary school.  I know... Continue reading

The Castelli Family’s Story

When we first booked our trip to Turks & Caicos, we were excited to learn about the Pack for a Purpose program. Our children are entering 5th & 6th grade and this was the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the importance of giving back to the community, even while traveling abroad. Our children are both fortunate... Continue reading

Mark Thacker’s Journey to the Board

The feature story below was written by Rob Lelio as part of an assignment for The Selling Power of Storytelling class, Spring 2021, at St. John Fisher College. Doctor Monica A. Hodis, Associate Professor of Marketing, selected Pack for a Purpose as a client for her class. Rob Lelio chose Mark Thacker as the person... Continue reading

Leilena and Ian’s Story – Carry-On to Cabo

My husband and I first learned about Pack for a Purpose in 2019 as we researched safari lodging in Krueger National Park, South Africa. Reading about the accommodation’s partnership with Pack for a Purpose as well as their own charitable initiative, Pride ‘n Purpose made our decision to stay at Ulusaba an easy one. Ian... Continue reading

The Feil Family Story

Our family visited Tanzania in East Africa between June 3-17, 2021. We were grateful for the Pack for a Purpose program and the opportunity to support local schools safely during the global pandemic. Thank you for this tremendous program! Jill Feil with her family and their supplies We dropped off two backpacks filled with school... Continue reading

Sherry’s Story

I had the privilege of some rewarding experiences in donating art and recreation supplies for a helpful project for The Children of Promise in New York City. I enjoyed taking the subway with my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter from Brooklyn into Manhattan to the exciting area of Times Square. A nearby hotel, The Chatwal, graciously... Continue reading

Katie’s Story

My colleagues and I travel yearly to Belize (except this last year sadly) and work closely with conservation groups and the Belize Zoo. The Belize Zoo is a drop off point for this program. We contacted our donors and brought 11 backpacks stuffed with supplies for local schools in January 2020. We are mainly a... Continue reading

Krista’s Story

I am a Travel Agent in upstate New York. My husband and I love traveling to all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Last year while visiting Mexico we became friends with one of the bartenders who worked for the resort. He told us their work schedules and how they literally only make a few dollars a... Continue reading