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From Travelers

PfaP Triumphs in Tanzania

To celebrate our 50th milestones, my husband John and I booked a trip to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro and go on safari. Although, this was our trip of a lifetime, we also wanted to do something for the people of Africa but were unsure of how to go about it. Coincidentally, my Costco Connections newsletter... Continue reading

PfaP Honeymoon Happiness

Thanks Pack for a Purpose for enriching our wedding and honeymoon experience! My now husband and I announced our engagement in July 2011, and for the following months were excitedly planning our big day, along with the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Costa Rica for our honeymoon. One of the first accommodations we booked was... Continue reading

Showers of Supplies for Punta Cana’s Projects

Once again I am delighted to share with you the generosity of a couple starting their lives together and express their joy by making a Big Impact on the community where their wedding took place. Generosity and concern for others is an incredible way to start a union. It affirms the values you will share... Continue reading

Heather Frank

Through the Sandals foundation, I read about the Pack for a Purpose program. When my 8-year old daughter, Gabriella, heard that some of the local primary schools didn’t have enough supplies for their students, she set out on a mission. Gabriella filled a small suitcase with crayons, pencils, coloring books, children’s books, games, and a... Continue reading

PfaP’s Partners Participate!

Vacationing won’t ever quite be the same now that we’ve Packed For A Purpose. I run LuxuryLink.com, an online marketplace for great deals on luxury vacations. I know vacations. I am at 25 countries and 34 states and love finding the next off the beaten path place to explore. Like many first-world travelers, I’ve always... Continue reading

Susan Calandra’s Story

I’ve been doing medical missions as a physical therapist over the past two years and started a blog to increase awareness called goonamission.blogspot.com. As I was planning a trip to Costa Rica with my daughter and 3 other couples, my 14 year old asked what we could do to help in Costa Rica. That’s when... Continue reading

Connected by Kindness

What happens when you combine the efforts of juvenile justice professionals, delinquent minors, and caring community members in Anchorage, Alaska? An opportunity to change lives in Laos happens. After traveling to Laos last January, connecting with Pack for a Purpose and Rivertime Ecolodge’s Barnaby Evans, it became obvious that the space designated for the children’s library at Dong Bang... Continue reading

Costa Rica Continues…

Just before leaving for a trip to Costa Rica that my family had received through the Costa Rica Tourism Board’s Gift of Happiness Sweepstakes, I learned about Pack for a Purpose, and the wonderful fact that our hotel, La Quinta de Sarapiqui, is a participating inn. We happily purchased and packed art and school supplies... Continue reading

Belinda Farmer’s Story

It was with much excitement that I discovered Pack for a Purpose, from a newspaper article in Australia. My family and I were travelling to Tanzania to climb Mt Kilimanjaro before enjoying various safaris throughout the Serengeti. However, due to our light aircraft restrictions it was necessary for us to be met at Nairobi International... Continue reading

The Ekarintaragun Family – Costa Rica, June 2012

Small Space, Little Effort, Big Impact… truly sums up the Pack for a Purpose program with such extraordinary impact for the traveler. We learned about PfaP through the Costa Rica Tourism Board and our family was thrilled with the concept. My daughter Brianna, a fifth-grader at Village Green Environmental Studies School, often reminds me about... Continue reading