From Travelers

Marie Tisserand’s Story

We recently visited Mabele School on our trip across Botswana, last August. We were very exited about it, as we had been preparing all the supplies and goodies for several months, collecting from our family and also from work colleagues. When I came to the office one morning, my desk was full of clothes, school... Continue reading

Robynn Swan’s Story

My friends had decided to get married in South Africa in August 2013! Prior to my trip, my mother came across Pack for a Purpose in a magazine article. We saw this as a wonderful opportunity to give to those in need. I spread the word to the wedding guests and soon everyone was packing... Continue reading

Over an Ocean, Across a Continent, Up a River: PfaP Delivers!

Our first joyful moment in Zambia was watching all 11 bags of supplies arrive in Customs in Lusaka. With many thanks to Dave Seaman at Tours Africa , everything went smoothly. Visiting Kafunta River Lodge Kafunta River Lodge,which supports Project Luangwa, was our first stop. We were warmly welcomed and soon enveloped in Zambian hospitality.... Continue reading

In Shannon’s memory: a gift that touches many

Editors Note: There are many reasons to pack for a purpose other than being a gracious and caring human being. You can pack for a purpose to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. Those are gifts you never have to dust, that don’t take up additional space in your home and make a Big Impact in... Continue reading

A Community Collects, A Community Receives

Having booked a few family holidays to Africa and taken suitcases full of stuff for schools, etc., I was so excited when we booked to go to Ras Kutani in Tanzania for Christmas and saw that there was a link on their website for ‘Pack for a Purpose.’ I had not come across it before. Everything I... Continue reading

Michael and Angel Nowak

We recently visited St. Lucia and were able to bring some supplies, books, and soccer balls to a school there with the help of the Sandals Foundation. We spent some time with the 4th graders reading, writing, and singing. They taught us a song as well and when Michael turned it into a disco, they... Continue reading

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