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From Travelers

One Love Foundation’s Story

As animal advocates, we are always looking for ways to “maximize our impact”.  Through that thought process, we realized that maximizing our impact was an opportunity to actively support other charities during our travels, without expecting anything in return. Our research led us to Pack for a Purpose.  We feel it’s crucial to provide support... Continue reading

Zohaib’s Story

Hi, I am Zohaib, I am 9 years old, and I traveled to Jamaica in February 2022. Two of my favorite things to do is to travel and to help other people and I thought pack for a purpose was the perfect opportunity for me to do both. On my trip to Jamaica, I was... Continue reading

Feh’s Story

This is my third year collaborating with Pack for Purpose giving back to children in need. I’m lucky that I have people that can do this journey with me. We were fortunate donate some school supplies during our time in Punta Cana at one of the Princess Hotels. We were told about the school structure... Continue reading

Beautiful Bounty for Bahamian Children

I love experiencing other cultures and ways of life on a more local level while traveling – to see how the locals actually live day to day and to feel like part of the place not just a tourist. As such, when I first read about Pack for a Purpose in a travel magazine in... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Spread the Filipino Tradition of Balikbayan with Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental

Over two years into the travel restrictions implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my plans for traveling back home to visit family in the Philippines were postponed yet again this past winter. My nostalgia for travel directed me to recreating my missed homebound vacation elsewhere, specifically Ecuador in Latin America. They have unique cultural traditions, a melting pot of must-try cuisines, and a... Continue reading

Julie Deadman’s Story

I have been visiting Barbados regularly since I was 9 years old, and the island and its people have always held a special place in my heart. I wanted to do something more tangible in terms of giving a little something back to Barbados and came across Pack for a Purpose during my search online.... Continue reading

Sarah and Mark Merriman’s Story

We travelled to Sandals Grande Antigua in August 2021. We have been travelling to Sandals and Beaches Resorts all over the Caribbean for the last 25 years. We have often Packed for a Purpose wherever we have travelled, but this year, we had an extra luggage allowance that we don’t need for ourselves, so we... Continue reading

The Coggins Family Story

  My husband, Steve Coggins, and I traveled to Puerto Morelos near Cancun, Mexico, and were delighted to find a nearby hotel partner ,DESIRE RIVIERA MAYA, for Pack for a Purpose! We delivered a lot of school supplies to children who live in a local community, and are so glad to have this organized way... Continue reading

Kepi Peterson, Julie Craven-Bennedeb, and Krishna Parmar’s Story

Shortly before a group trip to St. Vincent & the Grenadines I discovered Pack for a Purpose. I put a quick note out to the group and 2 others joined me in pulling together some donations. Julie brought dog food, medicine and old towels for Bequia Animal Protection Alliance, Krishna brought medical supplies, toothbrushes and... Continue reading

I’m always looking for the “why”. In this case, why Ecuador?

In 2019 when Terry first announced that he wanted to join a couple of buddies on a motorcycle adventure ride in Ecuador my first reaction was “why a motorcycle ride in Ecuador? Why not California where we live? Or any number of back roads in the USA?” His trip was rescheduled three times because of... Continue reading