From Travelers

Pepe and Carmen’s Story

My wife and I planned our trip to South Africa and Victoria Falls. We were flying to Livingstone, and as I was looking for a transfer from the airport to our hotel, I saw the link for Pack for Purpose on the website of Safpar, the company that finally organised the transport for us. I... Continue reading

Kanti’s Story

My friend and I were planning a vacation to Vietnam. On the internal “My Communities” page on the website for the place where I work, I read about this organization, “Pack for a Purpose.” I quickly checked if there were any participants located in Vietnam that I could deliver supplies to while on my trip,... Continue reading

Tara’s Story

We recently went on a family vacation to the Mayan Riviera. We packed two backpacks filled various school supplies, toys, hair brushes, socks, and many other things weighing 10lbs. We made a special trip with our children on Sunday afternoon, hiring a private shuttle to bring us to the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Spa... Continue reading

Laura’s Story

I work for a local charity in Nottingham and asked my colleagues to bring any supplies they had around the house. I emailed a copy of the list of supplies needed at the Kakuyuni Deaf School, supported by the Coral Key Malindi lodging in Malindi where I was due to visit for a 10 day... Continue reading

From Australia to Africa Ausure “Insures” Students Success

In the spirit of giving something back to the local community during Ausure Insurance Brokers’ first international conference in the Cape region of South Africa, 100 delegates from across Australia made a difference in the lives of the children of Lynedoch and Vlottenburg primary schools when they were invited to “pack for a purpose.” It... Continue reading

Nancy’s Story

  I was going on safari to Tanzania the first 2 weeks in February and the trip included one night at Gibb’s Farm, a PfaP partner. I emailed the trip leader in advance about PfaP so other travelers would bring school supplies. I dropped off a whole small duffle of things I brought and the Manager seemed very grateful.... Continue reading

Mary Anne and Patrick’s Story

While recently vacationing in Barbados, my husband Pat and I were so happy to have been able to support this wonderful program!  We managed to pack an extra 40+ pound duffle bag of school supplies, learning aids and toys which we dropped off with Sandra at the Little Arches Boutique Hotel.  Although the hotel was... Continue reading

Susan’s Story

My husband and I were heading to Nepal recently for a three week trek and thought of taking some small gifts to give to the local kids along the way.  After reading about the disadvantages of doing that, I searched the net for an alternative and came across Pack for a Purpose where I could... Continue reading

Patricia’s Story

I brought a suitcase filled with school supplies on my recent trip to Jamaica. It weighed 36 lbs. We stayed at the Sandals Resort in Whitehouse. I was looking forward to visiting a school and delivering my supplies. Unfortunately, the day they deliver to the schools was a day that the school was closed for... Continue reading

Tina Hill’s Story

A close friend told me about Pack for a Purpose when I was recently planning a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. My friend and I wanted to make a meaningful donation to a local organization while traveling and Rebecca of Pack for a Purpose has made the art of giving a simple process. Go to... Continue reading