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.

Brothers Busker & Bake to Pack for a Purpose in Costa Rica!

Packing for a Purpose is often a family affair involving both adults and children. Travel is always an enhancing experience and a wonderful way to enrich children’s lives. The experience helps inform and enlarge their worldview. Pack for a Purpose traveling families often tell us about how much more meaningful their trip was by bringing... Continue reading

PfaP Transforms Travelers in Kenya

Prior to our trip to Kenya with extended family and friends, we spoke with our travel agent. Our travel agent told us, “You should try to keep your safari luggage down to a carry-on and a backpack per person… Pack simple,” which made sense.  He also included in our itinerary the link for Pack for... Continue reading

Terrific Time in the Turks and Caicos!

Early in the morning, before the sun was up on May 17th, we started our Pack for a Purpose trip to the Turks and Caicos. My husband Scott and I had been invited as guests by the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa to participate in a Reading Road Trip. All of the... Continue reading

Patricia’s Story

I brought a suitcase filled with school supplies on my recent trip to Jamaica. It weighed 36 lbs. We stayed at the Sandals Resort in Whitehouse. I was looking forward to visiting a school and delivering my supplies. Unfortunately, the day they deliver to the schools was a day that the school was closed for... Continue reading

Martha Katz’s Story

I read about Pack for a Purpose in Oprah’s magazine and thought what a wonderful organization, too bad I won’t be traveling to any of those places. Then, an opportunity arose for me to travel to Guatemala this summer. I immediately went to the Pack for a Purpose website to see if there was a... Continue reading

Sloan Fellows CoMIT to “Improve the World”

On May 20, 2012, 100 mid-career executives from 27 countries around the world — the 2012 class of MIT’s Sloan School of Management Sloan Fellows in Innovation and Global Leadership — arrived at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg, South Africa. This was the beginning of the capstone trip of our time at MIT:... Continue reading

Students Cruise, Learn and Pack for a Purpose

by Angela Leimer Every spring students from Purdue University Calumet have the option of signing up for the Hospitality and Tourism Management, Educational Study Cruise. While taking this course the students explore the cruise line industry with a focus on hospitality, leisure, history and marketing operations, while getting the chance to explore other countries. When... Continue reading