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From Travelers

Karen Gendal’s Story

I was so glad to read about Pack for a Purpose in Oprah Magazine. It was just the solution I was looking for – a way to balance out the luxury of an incredible trip to South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia by giving something back to the special places I would visiting. I brought school... Continue reading

Madelon Horvath’s Story

Our safari began the next morning very early, so we weren’t able to personally deliver those supplies, but we did keep a few things to give to a Maasai tribe that we visited on safari. Our granddaughters who we brought on our trip also helped collect the supplies and they have given reports at their... Continue reading

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