From Travelers

Carol Laidlaw’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose from a friend and decided to check it out as my husband and I would be in Namibia in December, 2012. Sure enough there was a drop off site near Windhoek so I asked my teacher friends if they had any supplies they would like to donate. We... Continue reading

Jennifer Stanigar’s Story

Two faculty and two graduate students from North Carolina State University were planning an international field research experience for the summer 2012. At a global research expo poster session where we presented our ideas to engage with workforce development partners in Jamaica, I learned about Pack For a Purpose from Rebecca. It seemed like a... Continue reading

Elizabeth’s Story

When my husband and I made a reservation to stay at Nisbet Plantation on the island of Nevis in the West Indies, we were invited to bring school supplies. This seemed like a great idea because, as a former teacher, I know that a fresh box of crayons and new (rather than tattered) books help... Continue reading

Cheryl and James Wallace’s Story

My Husband and I made our first trip to Placencia Belize and stayed at The Inn at Robert’s Grove and Singing Sands. I noticed when booking our trip that both were involved with Packing for a Purpose. As an ER RN I immediately knew it was something I wanted to do. I also have a... Continue reading

PfaP Triumphs in Tanzania

To celebrate our 50th milestones, my husband John and I booked a trip to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro and go on safari. Although, this was our trip of a lifetime, we also wanted to do something for the people of Africa but were unsure of how to go about it. Coincidentally, my Costco Connections newsletter... Continue reading

PfaP Honeymoon Happiness

Thanks Pack for a Purpose for enriching our wedding and honeymoon experience! My now husband and I announced our engagement in July 2011, and for the following months were excitedly planning our big day, along with the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Costa Rica for our honeymoon. One of the first accommodations we booked was... Continue reading

Showers of Supplies for Punta Cana’s Projects

Once again I am delighted to share with you the generosity of a couple starting their lives together and express their joy by making a Big Impact on the community where their wedding took place. Generosity and concern for others is an incredible way to start a union. It affirms the values you will share... Continue reading

Heather Frank

Through the Sandals foundation, I read about the Pack for a Purpose program. When my 8-year old daughter, Gabriella, heard that some of the local primary schools didn’t have enough supplies for their students, she set out on a mission. Gabriella filled a small suitcase with crayons, pencils, coloring books, children’s books, games, and a... Continue reading

PfaP’s Partners Participate!

Vacationing won’t ever quite be the same now that we’ve Packed For A Purpose. I run LuxuryLink.com, an online marketplace for great deals on luxury vacations. I know vacations. I am at 25 countries and 34 states and love finding the next off the beaten path place to explore. Like many first-world travelers, I’ve always... Continue reading

Susan Calandra’s Story

I’ve been doing medical missions as a physical therapist over the past two years and started a blog to increase awareness called goonamission.blogspot.com. As I was planning a trip to Costa Rica with my daughter and 3 other couples, my 14 year old asked what we could do to help in Costa Rica. That’s when... Continue reading