From Travelers

Steve and Linda Friedman’s Story

Steve Friedman of TravelTelevision, a 501 3 (c) nonprofit organization that promotes travel with a purpose, donates a vintage version of the game Boggle and lots of pens, markers, pencils and other goodies to Jervene Simpson at Sandals in Whitehouse, Jamaica. He also filmed other volunteers who participated in the local reading program.    ... Continue reading

Kelleen and Warren’s Story

This May we traveled to SE Asia and visited Cambodia for our first stop. After discovering Pack for a Purpose we decided to bring school supplies to the local children. It was easy to make room in our backpacks for the supplies and we even bought some extra mosquito nets once we arrived to deliver... Continue reading

Motria’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose in 2011 before my first trip to the South Luangwa Valley in Zambia. I was able to cram my bags with school supplies which we joyfully distributed to several schools via Project Luangwa. 2 years later, I am returning to the Valley with even more supplies this time.... Continue reading

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