From Travelers

Goldsmith Family Story

Before heading to Belize for a week-long adventure, we noticed that our second hotel partnered with Pack for a Purpose and we just had to participate! My parents, husband, 11 year-old son and I packed two suitcases with a total of 55 lbs of supplies for the Succotz Primary School. We left one duffle bag... Continue reading

Liz Meredith’s Story

Visiting the country of Laos had been a dream of mine for the past few years. It’s a long trip for a single mother from Alaska to make, but I had the feeling that it would be a life-changing experience. Rich with a diversity of cultures, history, and traditions, what the people of Laos desperately... Continue reading

Farah & James’ Story

My wife and I recently travelled to Tanzania for a 14 day long safari, on which we expected the highlight to be seeing zebras (for her) and cheetahs (for me). What we did not expect however was how a simple forethought and advice from Pack for a Purpose, could have such a wonderful impact on... Continue reading

Lindsay’s Story

We packed up our goodies including pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, note pads, crayons and plasters. Departed on our adventure to the very beautiful Botswana. After a long journey via Johannesburg we arrived in Gaborone. After a refresh, tour of the city and a meeting at the tourism office the following morning, we departed for Tuli... Continue reading

Dorothy’s Story

Last year I went with two friends to Kenya and Tanzania, on safari as well as to volunteer at a clinic in Kenya. One friend, Rita Berlin, suggested Pack for a Purpose to Isaac Okumu, who owns Village Life Safari. Isaac, besides being a great safari guide, volunteers whenever he can at a school in... Continue reading

Hans’ Story

I recently visited Namibia, and every day there was a day in paradise. The scenery is magnificent including the highest sand dunes in the world, bright red in colour, with the ridges forming sinuous lines. I climbed, barefoot, up the highest one. And the animals are fantastic! We spent about two hours among a herd... Continue reading

Kathy’s Story

Our trip to Africa was our first time and it was amazing! We have a set of friends that had traveled a month before us and they shared some stories. One of the couples had grown up in Johansburg and still had family there. Her father is involved with some agencies for children’s needs. They... Continue reading

Isaac’s Story

We discovered the noble activities of Pack for a Purpose through a traveler from North America by the name Roberta Berlin. She was going on safari in Kenya with our company in mid last year [2010]. Since we got listed on the Pack for a Purpose web site, we have received a lot of school... Continue reading

Emily’s Story

Pack for a purpose is such a wonderful organization for helping average travelers become philanthropists. The awesome thing about packing that small amount of school supplies in your bag is that you get to see the smiles on the faces of the children who benefit from your donation. Mara Bushtops is a supporter of Pack... Continue reading

Amy’s Story

We are a team of 6th grade educators granted a fellowship to participate in an ecotour of the Rio Napo River in Ecuador to give students a unique view of the environment. We encountered Pack for a Purpose on the Yachana Lodge website. What a blessing to have found the information we needed to inspire... Continue reading