From Travelers

Alison and Steven Phillips’s Story

When my husband and I were planning our trip to Africa, I came across an article in the Costco Connection about Pack with a Purpose. I immediately informed my husband ,as I thought it was an absolutely great way to give to those in need. I contacted Rebecca Rothney, of Pack with a Purpose, and... Continue reading

“One Love” Many PfaP Beneficiaries

How Our One Love Wedding Theme Grew into Something Beautiful When my husband and I got engaged, it was only natural that the theme of our wedding and all related celebrations has been One Love. We aren’t wealthy people; we live a modest lifestyle, and we enjoy life most when we’re sharing joy and happiness... Continue reading

Coast to Coast Commitment for Zambia

June 6, 2013, marks the day one of my fondest dreams will come true. My husband Scott and I will return to Zambia with Noah, an amazing 15-and-a-half-year-old who is like a grandchild to us and the child of our hearts. I have been dreaming of taking Noah to Africa since he was five. Now,... Continue reading

Stephanie Martini and Kjeld Jensen’s Story

We visited Tanzania in February 2013. We stayed at Onsea House outside Arusha and brought about 20lbs of school supplies with us for the Baraa Primary School. As it turns out, we could have fit more in the bag that we took but we were concerned about weight (we had some books and heavy watercolor... Continue reading

Matt and Kelly Bruehl’s Story

We discovered Pack for a Purpose when planning our trip to Costa Rica, and one of our lodging choices (Finca Bellavista) had just announced that they joined the organization. We were excited to share as much as we would carry with children in La Florida, CR. We packed a large suitcase with almost 10 pounds... Continue reading

PfaP Joy in Jamaica

It was a pleasure for our family to work with Pack for a Purpose and the Sandals Foundation to coordinate our donation of 75 pounds of school supplies. We donated them to Hastings Elementary School in Trelawny Parish when we visited Jamaica last March. My three kids were very involved and did most of the work. Using... Continue reading

Cathy Cares and Connects

My husband and I just returned from a three week trip to the Yucatan and Quintana Roo in Mexico. We have been there many times before, but this was our first time staying at Hacienda Chichen, which borders the famous ruins of Chichén Itzá. It is a beautiful place and is committed to sustainable/eco tourism. It... Continue reading

Jack & Marilee Eldridge’s Story

While planning our February/March trip to Costa Rica, I came across the Pack for a Purpose website and then I went shopping! We took a full suitcase of school supplies in backpacks – one for a school in Quepos and one for an orphanage near the Springs Hotel. In Quepos we stayed at the fabulous... Continue reading

CornerStone Staffing’s Story

By Debra Hill, Senior Operations Manager, CornerStone Staffing In February, during a trip to Mexico’s beautiful Fairmont Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, several of us at CornerStone Staffing packed for a purpose so that we could make an impact on the community we were visiting with a meaningful contribution. We identified two groups we wanted... Continue reading

Steve and Lorna Payne’s Story

We think Pack with a Purpose is a splendid scheme. We have often in the past found ourselves in a situation where we have said if only we had known… because we had visited a school or similar establishment and would have loved to do something to help but, beyond a pack of pens or... Continue reading