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From Travelers

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

Mawiyah from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Story

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. who were initiated in the Gamma Iota Chapter at Hampton University, celebrated their 25th anniversary at Sea Breeze Beach House in Barbados. The sisters traveled from all over the United States including New York, Virginia, Illinois, and Florida bringing over 100 lbs of school supplies for children at... Continue reading

Maria’s Story

I discovered Pack for a Purpose last summer and now won’t travel without first checking this website to see what the need is where we are going. I’ve spent 32 years teaching elementary school so my soft spot is for children in need. I took advantage of back to school deals at home, packed almost... Continue reading

Shayla’s Story

  Our wonderful friends Rebecca and Scott were very excited to hear that we were traveling to St. Maarten!  We delivered a suitcase of supplies to Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.  Before my travels, I corresponded with Joan Samson, the resort manager to sync up on a good time/day to drop off the supplies. St.... Continue reading

From Raleigh to Zambia, Gratitude Takes Flight

  Wilderness Safaris states “we believe in creating life-changing journeys” and they certainly changed ours! From the beginning Wilderness Safaris has believed in our mission .The belief of such a high profile and well respected company added much  recognition for Pack for a Purpose when we were an unknow entity. We are forever grateful. My... Continue reading