From Travelers

Susan’s Story

My husband and I were heading to Nepal recently for a three week trek and thought of taking some small gifts to give to the local kids along the way.  After reading about the disadvantages of doing that, I searched the net for an alternative and came across Pack for a Purpose where I could... Continue reading

Patricia’s Story

I brought a suitcase filled with school supplies on my recent trip to Jamaica. It weighed 36 lbs. We stayed at the Sandals Resort in Whitehouse. I was looking forward to visiting a school and delivering my supplies. Unfortunately, the day they deliver to the schools was a day that the school was closed for... Continue reading

Tina Hill’s Story

A close friend told me about Pack for a Purpose when I was recently planning a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. My friend and I wanted to make a meaningful donation to a local organization while traveling and Rebecca of Pack for a Purpose has made the art of giving a simple process. Go to... Continue reading

Darlene’s Story

My husband and I were heading to Cabo San Lucas and meeting my sister and her husband down there. We were staying at Sandos Finnesterra, and while cruising their website we came across the link for Pack for a Purpose. I e-mailed my sister, Charlee, and we both thought what an awesome idea to give back... Continue reading

Danielle’s Story

Reprinted with permission from My Journey Across the World. Dollar Store- $55.50 Walmart- $73.65 GoodWill- $4.99 Costco- $15.05 The Shopping Experience- Priceless Packing for a purpose truly made me appreciate and feel eternally grateful for my ease of obtaining any of these supplies here at home. For most of us, it is as simple as hopping in... Continue reading

Ann’s Story

Visit to VJON Primary School Nevis West Indies Last Spring, I ran across a tweet from @anntran: #Traveling abroad? Keep in mind to @PackforaPurpose! Great article @tweetbypremier http://ow.ly/iTj64 ll RT @K_r_i_s_l_y_n After reading the article, I kept the message. I love to travel and was in the midst of planning a trip to Nevis. I... Continue reading

25 Years Later, PfaP Enhances Postponed Honeymoon

Our story begins when Tim and I got married 25 years ago. We were young and really didn’t have money for a honeymoon, so we postponed it for a while. One year turned into another. Then, we had a baby girl, Katherine and 5 years later another girl, Sydney. Our dream vacation always took a... Continue reading

Molly’s Story

We were heading to Thailand and Cambodia to celebrate my 40th birthday. When we found out about Pack for a Purpose, it afforded us the opportunity to give back for my birthday. We filled a duffel bag with school supplies and dropped it off in Chiang Mai for the local school supported by Buffalo Tours.... Continue reading

Elizabeth’s Story

1 Night + 27 Women = 14,439 Wishes of Love for Maasai Children On Friday evening, October 4, 2013, twenty-seven women gathered at my home to learn about Kenya, the plight of the African elephant, the current demand for ivory, and its role that is set to decimate these creatures into extinction within the next... Continue reading

PfaP TIES it together in Kenya

Our partner The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) chose to add extra meaning for the participants by encouraging them to “pack for a purpose” when they attended the 2013 conference being held in Nairobi Kenya. The supplies would be brought for any of the three projects supported by Basecamp Explorer and it’s Foundation. One of the... Continue reading