From Travelers

Michael and Susan Henry’s Story

What a joy it was to participate in the Pack for a Purpose program in Belize this summer! While researching where we might track the elusive jaguar in the Belizean jungle, we found the Pack for a Purpose footprint on the Ka’ana Boutique Resort and Spa website. The nearby Succotz Primary School is the beneficiary... Continue reading

Peak of Joy: Two climbers experience ‘PfaPing’ in Tanzania

My husband, Mark, and I traveled to Tanzania in August of 2013 to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and go on safari in order to cross a couple of items off our bucket list. We trained for months for our climb and digested every possible scrap of information we could find to help facilitate successfully reaching the summit. While I... Continue reading

Travels Beards Stubble Across PfaP

By: Pablo Juarez, Travel Blogger at TravelBeards.com Ottawa, Canada I had often heard about travelers doing their part by dropping off school supplies, clothing, or sports equipment at local community centers and schools in some of the countries they visited. This idea inspired me to look for ways I could get involved in giving back... Continue reading

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