From Travelers

Sherry’s Story

Top Bucket List Trip Meant More Than Expected My husband and I have dreamed about taking a trip to Africa. After searching for just the perfect trip for over five years, we finally found it. We wanted almost exclusively safaris which we found in Kenya and Tanzania.  We planned it 8 months in advance which... Continue reading

Brendan’s Story

I had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica this summer with my family. Shortly before my trip I found out about Pack for a Purpose. I got busy collecting items from school and my community.  I filled two backpacks with school supplies, sports equipment, and even some essential oil first aid products. It was... Continue reading

The Meade Family Story

  We have visited the Saruni Mara Lodge in Kenya for several years.  We appreciate how Saruni works within the community to share the benefits of tourism. We have always enjoyed seeing the local school and church when driving from the camp onto the plains. It is wonderful to see the children enjoying their school... Continue reading

Christopher and Melissa’s Story

We have supported Pack for a Purpose for many years, so when we decided to visit Cartagena immediately went to the PfaP website to find local charities. Cartagena highlights the contrasts of tourism. The color and lights of the old colonial town, alongside the desperate need for supplies. We talked to Barbara from Vacation Rentals... Continue reading

Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service: Renewing A Commitment Through PfaP

What started off as a “girls’ trip” ended up being a life-changing event for members of the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a private non-profit sorority dedicated to sisterhood, scholarship and service.  We knew we wanted to celebrate our 10-year anniversary by doing what we love to do –... Continue reading

Patty’s Story

When my family traveled to South Africa in 2000, we took over a huge bag of sports equipment, dictionaries, atlases, school supplies, and so on. However, when I was looking at staying at The Havannah Resort I discovered Pack for a Purpose and loved the idea! My friend and I Packed for a Purpose and... Continue reading

Tanya’s Story

I was travelling to Fiji for a work conference and found Pack and Purpose initiative online. What a fantastic idea! My company RCI Asia Pacific donated some funds and I purchased items that were listed on the Pack for a Purpose website: crayons, pencils, flash cards, wall charts, general stationary supplies, etc. I choose to... Continue reading

Supplies from the Heart Arrive at Saruni

It all started with a trip to Reteti Elephant Sancutary in the Namunyak Conservancy, from Saruni Rhino in the Sera Conservancy in Northern Kenya, in June 2017. As we drove along the bumpy roads to visit the orphaned elephants, we came across a beautiful scene – a ‘school room’, complete with teacher and students, lessons... Continue reading

Sammi’s Story

In December 2017, I was turning 13 and taking a family vacation to Curacao for my bat mitzvah. I wanted to find a way to give back and help the community and I found Pack for a Purpose. At home I spent my birthday money and bought school supplies, crafts, board games, and clothing for... Continue reading

Keith’s Story

As a proud PfaP Board Member and avid traveler, I try and take supplies to the destinations I visit whenever possible. On my most recent trip in August to Kenya I was able to drop off supplies with Royal Private Safaris which is supporting the Dorothy Schwartz Community Centre located in the Mukuru slums, Nairobi, Kenya.... Continue reading