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From Travelers

Brown Family Story

Thank you!  We enjoyed purchasing items and bringing them to Turks and Caicos with our boys. I explained to my 7-year-old son that the schools there didn’t have the things on the list and let him choose what to bring. He picked the things he loves like soccer balls, jump ropes, calculators, and Band-Aids. He... Continue reading

Kreis Family Story

My son Anderson Kreis (pictured on the right) does service hours for his BETA Club at Arlington High School. Last year, he did Pack for a Purpose at Beaches Negril and wanted to do it again for our first trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos. It’s a large project and he wanted to get as... Continue reading

Lindsay’s Story

My husband and I travelled to Uganda in the summer this year and it was there that we discovered PfaP whilst staying in one of the lodges in the remote area of Bwindi Forest.  As soon as we booked our trip to Costa Rica in November we were keen to participate and so chose a... Continue reading

From Raleigh to Havana: An Inspired Book Club Brings Hope

  Six members of my Raleigh, NC book club were able to visit Havana, Cuba in October 2022 thanks to Cindy White, owner of P2P, a Cuban travel agency, and, as luck would have it, a member of our book club.  Cindy inspired our group — especially after we read a novel about the Cuban... Continue reading

Michele’s Story

Our family of 5 was planning a trip to Tanzania to see the Great Migration as well as other parts of this beautiful country. We also wanted to try to do something for the kids/people of Tanzania and in our research came across the Pack for a Purpose organization. This was exactly what we were... Continue reading

The Forts’ Story

Pack for a Purpose is always thrilled when travelers choose to take supplies whenever possible. Thank you Fort family for your generous hearts and your desire to make a Big Impact when you travel.  We visited South Africa just prior to COVID and through our travel broker became familiar with Pack for a Purpose. We... Continue reading

Alexis’ Story

My mom and I discovered Pack for a Purpose before our recent trip to Dominica. Before the trip, we reached out to our friends and family members to see if anyone had some of the extra items sitting around that weren’t being used. They were SO excited to participate in this awesome cause and we... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Make a Special Landing at Davison’s Camp in Zimbabwe

My name is Vicki Schwebach. I recently returned from a self-fly safari with my friend and Co-Pilot, Pamela Salisbury. We traveled from San Diego, CA  to Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 35 extra Pack For a Purpose  pounds of Lead Pencils, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks and Soccer Balls with pumps. We stuffed and crammed and... Continue reading

Multi-Generational Family Commits to Packing for a Purpose in Kenya

We first became aware of Pack for a Purpose 10 years ago in connection with a safari trip to Botswana and Zambia.  Once we learned of the program, we connected that knowledge with the fact that our air carrier, South African Airways, allowed us two free bags each, but our small planes between safari camps... Continue reading

Rorie’s Story

I discovered Pack for a Purpose on my first trip to Africa several years ago and reached out again to Rebecca, the Founder for my trip in June 2022.  I was able (with help from some friends) to deliver approximately 20 pounds each to three different participating nonprofits. I had an overnight layover in Johannesburg... Continue reading