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Families

Packing for a Purpose is a wonderful family activity that all members can participate in. When families choose to Pack for a Purpose, it enhances their trip by creating more meaningful memories. Gratitude is a lesson well- modeled at even the earliest of ages.

Multi-Generational Family Commits to Packing for a Purpose in Kenya

We first became aware of Pack for a Purpose 10 years ago in connection with a safari trip to Botswana and Zambia.  Once we learned of the program, we connected that knowledge with the fact that our air carrier, South African Airways, allowed us two free bags each, but our small planes between safari camps... Continue reading

Zohaib’s Story

Hi, I am Zohaib, I am 9 years old, and I traveled to Jamaica in February 2022. Two of my favorite things to do is to travel and to help other people and I thought pack for a purpose was the perfect opportunity for me to do both. On my trip to Jamaica, I was... Continue reading

Beautiful Bounty for Bahamian Children

I love experiencing other cultures and ways of life on a more local level while traveling – to see how the locals actually live day to day and to feel like part of the place not just a tourist. As such, when I first read about Pack for a Purpose in a travel magazine in... Continue reading

Sometimes PfaP is for The Birds

Many of our participants have loyal guests who return again and again and always Pack for a Purpose. The pandemic has severely limited travel and therefore, the amount of supplies being received being received by the community projects on our website. So it is with exceptional joy that we want to share the experience of... Continue reading

The Cate Family’s Story

  My family had a dive trip to Belize scheduled for March 2020. Covid canceled that. We rescheduled a few times and finally got to experience the gorgeous country in August ‘21. I work at a local shelter. So when I saw the connection with Pack & the Hopkins Humane Society, I knew I needed... 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

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

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

AB & G’s Story

On their family trip to Jamaica, sisters AB and G Packed for a Purpose to donate supplies to the schools supported by Beaches Negril Resort & Spa. Watch the video to see how they prepared to Pack for a Purpose! Continue reading

The Furse Family’s Story

My family and I spent Christmas at a hotel in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, about an hour from Marrakech. The hotel, Kasbah Tamadot, includes information about Pack for a Purpose on its website, and encourages guests to bring supplies to benefit Berber families living nearby. (The hotel’s owners have also created various skills training... Continue reading

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