Updates

Care Comes to Casitas Tenorio in Costa Rica from PfaP Travelers

The Pack for a Purpose program has made a significant difference in the lives of many of our guests and community members here in Northern Costa Rica. Recently our community was impacted by Hurricane Otto, the first hurricane to ever make landfall in Costa Rica. An avalanche devastated our village. Over 40 homes were destroyed... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

Adding requested supplies in their luggage for community projects is a way that PfaP travelers make the trips they take go farther than the miles they travel. This act of responsible tourism is a real plus for both the travelers and for the communities they visit. The pounds and kilos taken by PfaP travelers for... Continue reading

PfaP Portrait

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to welcome our newest volunteer, Glenna Gray. Glenna will be serving as our Study Abroad Outreach Coordinator. One of our major goals is to increase awareness in academic institutions of the opportunities they have to enrich student travel by having students Pack for a Purpose. I have been an... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to welcome Olivia Rudiak as our newest intern! I am a senior at North Carolina State University, finishing a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric. A fluent French-speaker, I have always held a special place in my heart for language, travel, and culture. As... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to welcome Lindsey Walston as our newest intern! I am a junior studying English at NC State University. I recently transferred to State after finishing two years at my local community college. Since I am already on a solid path to graduate next year, I wanted to find an internship... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose is delighted that Valina Hassaram has chosen to become our newest volunteer! I am a senior at North Carolina State University, where I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. I was looking for an internship in my field at a PR agency, and found... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Share Their Success Stories

No matter where you’re coming from or going to, you can Pack for a Purpose. This is confirmed every month by the PfaP travelers who share their stories about how they added more meaning to their trips. In the month of November, three women from three different countries shared their PfaP success stories. Terri Stanfield,... Continue reading

Educate a Girl, Sustain a Community!

With your generous donations, we have raised enough money to help 515 girls stay in school across southern Africa every day of the month! Donations for this initiative are now closed. We will be delivering the Be Girl panties to the Children in the Wilderness project in May. Check back on our blog in June to read about... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

PfaP travelers continue to make a Big Impact across the globe. Their contributions are immeasurable, and they really count for communities in need. From January 2016 through the end of August, PfaP travelers have taken more than 12,444 kilos (27,376 pounds) of supplies to community projects around the world. Since the first supplies were delivered in 2010,... Continue reading

Shop for a Purpose this Holiday Season With Giving Assistant

Pack for a Purpose makes it easy for travelers to take needed supplies to the destinations they visit. Now, Giving Assistant makes it easy for shoppers to help Pack for a Purpose continue to make a Big Impact around the world. When you sign up for Giving Assistant, you’ll earn a percentage of cash back... Continue reading