From Travelers

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

Rene’s Story

I Packed for a Purpose when I recently visited Toka Leya Wilderness Safaris lodge outside of Livingstone, Zambia.  The school the lodge is working with, Twabuka Middle Basic School, has only five classrooms for close to 300 students in grade levels 1 through 9. The community and the Wilderness Safaris lodge have a partnership that... Continue reading

Angie’s Story

  I learned about PfaP on the Princess Resort website. It was my first trip out of the country and I really wanted to participate. I felt so blessed and grateful to get to go on such a trip that I felt the least I could do to give back was to take supplies. It... Continue reading

Tara’s Story

  What a brilliant idea to Pack for a Purpose. I always used to give clothes I didn’t need anymore to people who needed them when I travelled, but this is an organised way to give what is actually needed where it is needed. We were lucky enough to stay at the iconic Twelve Apostles... Continue reading

Sara’s Story

I’d already booked the flight, planned what I would pack, researched all the places I wanted to relax on my vacation to Costa Rica, when I ran across Pack for a Purpose. Soon I was gathering donations from family and friends, holding an online shopping party where the seller’s profits were donated to buy the... Continue reading

Michele’s Story

We took our small children on their first major vacation to Costa Rica in May 2017, and wanted to teach them good values, the responsibility to do for others and to appreciate what life has given them. We decided to Pack for a Purpose for a local children’s charity where we were staying, Cepia through... Continue reading

Teacher Treks in Nepal with Supplies in Tow

I travelled to Nepal in December 2016 with my husband and good friend to do some trekking in the Annapurna region. We really wanted to spend some time volunteering in Kathmandu but unfortunately, we were too strapped for time… So, I was very happy to come across Pack for a Purpose, a great and simple... Continue reading

Stephanie Miller’s Story

When visiting Nevis, I stayed at the No. 1 hotel on the island, Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. Prior to my stay, I learned the resort supports a local primary school through Pack for a Purpose. Forget the “rules” of waiting until your return trip to expand your suitcase – it was easy to fit crayons, pencils,... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

We’ve done Pack for a Purpose on several trips.  This time, India and Nepal were our destinations.  We were going to be gone for 16 days so the packing question was a big deal.  In the end, we managed a good-sized duffel of school supplies.  I had contacted IBEX Expeditions (which supports four projects in... Continue reading

Kay and Dennis Hall’s Story

We went to St. John’s Primary School, the project supported by Charbil Mar. The most exciting part of our trip was to visit the children. We had so many adventures but the hugs and the love from the students was by far the highlight of the trip. What an amazing experience.  I wanted to stay with... Continue reading