From Travelers

Katie’s Story

Our family has had the opportunity to “Pack for a Purpose” twice in the past two years and are very grateful and appreciative for this unique experience. We first “Packed for a Purpose” on our trip to Costa Rica in 2016. What a simple, yet impactful concept! “Make your travels meaningful. Simply use a small... Continue reading

Sydni’s Story

There is not much more empowering then the act of serving others. Pack for a Purpose made this seamless during my recent trip to Lima, Peru. My two girl friends and I traveled to Peru to embrace the culture, see the beautiful sights and of course try the foods. We traveled through Lima on the... Continue reading

Jess’s Story

This year my husband and I went on the trip of a lifetime. We spent three amazing weeks in Africa, kicking off our journey in Zanzibar. Just before our trip I heard about Pack for a Purpose and immediately knew it was a cause I should support. Africa is home to some of the world’s... Continue reading

Alicia’s Story

My husband and I recently took our honeymoon to the US Virgin Islands. Before we left, we looked online to see where we could help out and what was needed there. After doing some research, I loaded up my children and, with our needs list from Pack for a Purpose, we set out for a... Continue reading

From a Big Ship to a Small Boat, PfaP Travelers Deliver to Roatan

Recently, I took a Caribbean cruise.  I’m always torn about how to do the least harm and most good when I travel.  The image of a huge cruise ship disgorging thousands of people seems like it could damage a delicate Caribbean island ecosystem and overwhelm the local culture.  Then, I read that feeding a record... Continue reading

Kaitlyn’s Story

I’ve always had a passion for women’s and girl’s rights. I’ve also always had a passion for sports. I was extremely excited when I figured out a way to combine those two interests! In the middle of my freshman year of college at UNC Chapel Hill, I learned of an organization called Pack for a... Continue reading

Rene’s Story

I Packed for a Purpose when I recently visited Toka Leya Wilderness Safaris lodge outside of Livingstone, Zambia.  The school the lodge is working with, Twabuka Middle Basic School, has only five classrooms for close to 300 students in grade levels 1 through 9. The community and the Wilderness Safaris lodge have a partnership that... Continue reading

Angie’s Story

  I learned about PfaP on the Princess Resort website. It was my first trip out of the country and I really wanted to participate. I felt so blessed and grateful to get to go on such a trip that I felt the least I could do to give back was to take supplies. It... Continue reading

Tara’s Story

  What a brilliant idea to Pack for a Purpose. I always used to give clothes I didn’t need anymore to people who needed them when I travelled, but this is an organised way to give what is actually needed where it is needed. We were lucky enough to stay at the iconic Twelve Apostles... Continue reading

Sara’s Story

I’d already booked the flight, planned what I would pack, researched all the places I wanted to relax on my vacation to Costa Rica, when I ran across Pack for a Purpose. Soon I was gathering donations from family and friends, holding an online shopping party where the seller’s profits were donated to buy the... Continue reading