Students and Educators

Students from elementary school through university level have chosen to Pack for a Purpose. Through their commitment to caring about others and their generosity, they have made a Big Impact on several continents.

Melissa’s Story

Last April my boyfriend Mike and I flew from Seattle Washington to the Sandos in Los Cabos. It was my very first time in Mexico. I am a teacher and was very passionate about Packing for a Purpose. I did. I collected construction paper, glue sticks, pens, crayons, markers and so much more. I even... Continue reading

Ben Benefits Education in Ecuador by Packing for a Purpose

For my high school graduation present, my family decided to go to Ecuador. On this trip abroad, my mom shared the idea of Packing for a Purpose, so I decided to try it. Originally it was a need for community service hours, but throughout the process I forgot about the time I was spending and... Continue reading

Commitment to Community Continues in Mara Bushtops

Mara Bushtops, our last stop in Kenya, presented us with a meaningful way to conclude our journey. We delivered the supplies to their logistics operation based in Nairobi and they managed to have them arrive at camp during our stay. My husband Scott and I saw firsthand on our trip to Tanzania in 2015 when... Continue reading

Stephan’s Story

As a teacher of a 10th grade class I wanted to pack school items for Molibany Primary School in Masai Mara, Kenya as I stayed at Entim Camp for a couple of days in September 2018. I told my class (10th grade) about the project and they wanted to help, too. They collected a lot... Continue reading

Sophia Shares School Supplies With Children in Brazil

My name is Sophia Dhupar and this year, my family and I went to visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Last year (2017), we traveled to India and I donated more than 300 pounds of school supplies to two schools in New Delhi.  I wanted to donate school supplies to schools in need this year as... Continue reading

Gabriella’s Story

During a trip to Beaches Negril, I donated my 5500th book to a Negril school affiliated with the Sandals Foundation.  I brought over 500 books and 50 pounds of school supplies.  I learned about the immense need at the schools, after visiting an early childhood school when I was in 2d grade.  I started a... Continue reading

Brendan’s Story

I had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica this summer with my family. Shortly before my trip I found out about Pack for a Purpose. I got busy collecting items from school and my community.  I filled two backpacks with school supplies, sports equipment, and even some essential oil first aid products. It was... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide Supplies in Nepal

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb. I first went to Nepal, by myself, just six months after the earthquake in 2015. The lodges were almost empty along the Annapurna Base Camp trek. In Gandruk, my tea house had 42 beds, but only three... Continue reading

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