From Travelers

Kindness in Kenya: Mother and Daughter PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact

My mom and I recently went to Kenya and before we left we learned about Pack for a Purpose through my best friend. My best friend, Marina, went to Tanzania for her Honeymoon and her travel company (who also ended up being our travel company), Extraordinary Journeys, told her about Pack for a Purpose.  I immediately loved... Continue reading

Samantha’s Story

My free day in Arusha (I actually drug along some friends I made on my G trip as they were waiting for an evening flight) I/we visited Baraa Primary School in the Moshono area of Arusha. First we shopped for the school’s newly begun “art program”. We were able to purchase some paints, paintbrushes, colored... Continue reading

Passion for Giving + Purple Suitcases = Packing for a Purpose Twice in Africa

As parents, we love the ability to make the world a smaller place for our children through travel.  We recognize that we are really fortunate to be able to explore other places and it’s important to us to contribute to the places we travel either indirectly through our tourism dollars, or more directly through organizations... Continue reading

Samantha’s Story

While we save and sacrifice to make our annual family Turks & Caicos vacation possible and love the bubble of ease and luxury and fun that our resort provides, it’s important for us to remember (and most importantly teach our children) that no matter where you are in the world, you can always help: whether... Continue reading

Melody’s Story

On a work  trip to the Turks & Caicos I chose to be a Pack for a Purpose traveler. I visited the Oceta Jolly Primary School with the GM of Ocean Club Resorts (where I was staying) that works with the school. The boys were competing to see who could carry my suitcase. Even though... Continue reading

A Birthday Trip to Brazil Makes a Big Impact in the Community

My name is Feh and helping others has always been a passion of mine since I was a young girl. I am the daughter of 2 immigrants from Cameroon. Cameroon is a country full of resources and beautiful people but has its own issues. I had the opportunity to travel there to visit my family... Continue reading

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