From Travelers

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

Lyndon’s Story

As part of a river cruise we were prompted to participate with Pack for a Purpose. A 7 kg bag of mainly school supplies and games with educational value. Our ship arrived ashore on the Mekong River at Angkor Ban a very small village with only one school in it.  We walked through the maze... Continue reading

Geri’s Story

  In January 2017 my friend and I headed to Nairobi, Kenya.  As a past Pack for a Purpose contributor, I contacted Rebecca from PfaP about Joy House Education Centre.  She put me in contact with Isaac.  We arranged for him to pick us up on our first full day in Nairobi, and take us to... Continue reading

Tammy and Ken’s Story

This was our first experience with PfaP, but certainly not our last! We learned about PfaP through our travel agent and on our recent trip to East Africa, we decided to pack medical items for Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda. We were staying at Bwindi Lodge, one of the Participants on their website. We managed to... Continue reading

Shelley & Amanda’s Story

We were travelling to Zimbabwe in September 2016 for a month’s safari and decided to try to take something with us for a bush school in the Hwange area. I found the Pack for a Purpose website and made contact, we asked our colleagues at Terminal 4 Heathrow to assist us in collecting supplies, and... Continue reading

Anna Gray and Peter Henschel’s Story

  My husband and I traveled to Botswana a few weeks ago and wanted to help children and women in need. We posted the list recommended by Pack for a Purpose in our Facebook group called The Village and received donations of school supplies, sports equipment, first aid supplies, and feminine hygiene products. We stuffed... Continue reading

Sinead O’Connell’s Story

I traveled to Kenya in 2015, and having been there before and taking a small amount of items, I saw how excited the children had been to get art supplies, so I decided next time I went that I wanted to do more. I’m not sure how, but I found Pack for a Purpose and it... Continue reading