From Travelers

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

Ericka Baron’s Story

Families coming together to help children in India Traveling gives us the gift to explore our magnificent world, meet new people and live extraordinary experiences. It also opens our eyes to the challenging circumstances that many people live daily to meet their basic needs and have access to education. As my friend Laura and I... Continue reading

The Jeffs’ Family Story

In February we spent a week in Mexico, where we dropped off a Pack for a Purpose donation at the Fairmont Mayakoba. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to give help where it is needed. It was also a great way to involve our son, he helped choose, pack the items and... Continue reading

The Yost Family Story

Thank you to all of our friends who helped us collect 73 pairs of prescription eyeglasses which the boys delivered to Nihiwatu where they distributed them with The Sumba Foundation in Indonesia. They spent a day giving eye exams and helping the villagers find the right eyeglasses.  Continue reading

Lisa and James’s Story

While preparing for a trip to the Galapagos Islands in January 2013, we combed through details on the Ecoventura website regarding the National Park, activities, accommodations, itinerary and suggestions about what to bring. When we came across Pack For a Purpose, we felt compelled to make our own contributions. My husband and I took two... Continue reading

Little Hands and Big Hearts in Jamaica

In September, my husband and I decided to visit Bluefields Bay, Jamaica to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. It was the first time since our honeymoon that we’d taken a trip alone. From the second we arrived at Bluefields Villas we wondered why we had waited all those years to get away. While we were enjoying... Continue reading

Honeymoon Help, “PfaPing” in Zanzibar

As we planned our honeymoon to Zanzibar, my husband and I had relaxation on our minds! Although we married in August, we chose to travel over the holidays in December. The extra planning time also came in handy, as we knew we wanted to find a positive and memorable way to celebrate our new lives... Continue reading

Kevin & Sharon Taylor

In early 2012, we were planning a trip to Tanzania for safari. My wife and I had been to South Africa previously and knew about the weight restrictions for luggage on the small planes. When we found out about Pack for a Purpose and there extensive network for collecting donations of school supplies, we were... Continue reading