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From Travelers

Melissa’s Story

Last April my boyfriend Mike and I flew from Seattle Washington to the Sandos in Los Cabos. It was my very first time in Mexico. I am a teacher and was very passionate about Packing for a Purpose. I did. I collected construction paper, glue sticks, pens, crayons, markers and so much more. I even... Continue reading

PfaP Nets Amazing Contacts & Opportunities at the Signature Travel Network Conference

In October, I received a gracious invitation from Alex Sharpe, President and CEO of Signature Travel Network, to speak at their conference in Las Vegas the first week of December. The invitation was the result of a wonderful introduction to Alex from Nina Patel, owner of Vacations that Matter and a nine-year PfaP advocate. Realizing... Continue reading

Allison’s Story

Our business is a digital marketing and social media training and speaking business, so we get to travel the world to amazing places to help businesses grow. Recently we had the pleasure of speaking in Belize. I asked myself, how can we help? And then how can we help even more? The answer was very... Continue reading

The Haggett’s Family Story

I found out about Pack for a Purpose just before we left for our holiday to South Africa. One of the hotels we stayed in was a participant in the program. I started packing a backpack full of supplies in need for the local school. My 6 year old helped me choose items and pack... Continue reading

Carolina’s Story

My family and I visited Aruba for my niece’s wedding in August 2019. Whenever I travel, I always try to look for ways to give back to the community we are visiting. I want to instill in my children the spirit of giving. I also want them to understand how lucky they are and that... Continue reading

PfaP Traveler at Turtle Inn, Belize Makes a Big Impact

There is nothing as exciting and potentially life-altering as an amazing vacation, but wouldn’t it be even better to do some good while you are enjoying yourself? Our family was able to make this happen on our recent trip to Belize. We travelled to Placencia, Belize, which is an area at the southern tip of... Continue reading

Friendship Force Reaches Out through PfaP

Inspired by a photo of a new teacher in Van with her students, our Friendship Force Tour of Turkey ended with a slow surge through Istanbul commuter traffic up to the Ritz Carlton Hotel, our Pack for a Purpose drop off point for a Van school located almost 1,000 miles away. The comparison between this... Continue reading

Washed Out Roads, No Obstacle to Committed PfaP Travelers

Each year our daughter goes to sleepaway camp, which gives us the perfect opportunity to take an “alone trip.” My other half, Alex, told me that he would take me anywhere that I wanted to go. I knew this was too good to be true, because he followed it up with “What do you think... Continue reading

Valerie’s Story

  My kids and I were super excited about upcoming trip to Kenya. We were looking forward to our Safari Adventure and spending some time at Diani Beach. However, we were most excited about “Packing for a Purpose “. We began soliciting friends for donations to present to the Boresha Maisha Children’s Home. We set... Continue reading