Updates

PfaP by the Numbers

In every culture, specific numbers are viewed as positive or negative. In 2020, the number 19 is seen as a negative number globally. COVID-19 has dramatically altered travel and everything connected with those who benefit from this industry. Pack for a Purpose travelers have been a plus for many years now to the communities they... Continue reading

Sandos Guests Show the Big Impact Travelers Can Make by Packing for a Purpose

We want to highlight the amazing work done in Mexico by the Sandos Foundation. They have been Pack for a Purpose participants since 2016. They support Ayúdanos a Ayudar, a non-profit program created by Sandos Hotels & Resorts, that benefits the communities in the Maya Zone, supports local schools, and collaborates with organizations that contribute... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose’s 4G Network

There is much discussion about  3G networks, 4G networks, and 5G networks. 5G Networks are touted to be better and faster. This may well be the case with cell phones. However, at Pack for a Purpose, the 4G Network is efficient, impactful, and makes every trip a traveler takes go farther than the miles they... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Travelers Spread Happiness in Hopkins, Belize

A majority of our guests are from America and those that normally bring donations are teachers, librarians, doctors, and families that have children in school. These donors always have kind hearts and share their kindness through items they pack and bring to Belize. There are many reasons why they donate.   First, they donate because of... Continue reading

Impactful Partnership Provides Medical Supplies around the Globe

Pack for a Purpose is truly delighted to partner with Orange County Not Just Tourists (OCNJT). This partnership provides travelers from the United States with the opportunity to take an entire suitcase of requested medical supplies to projects in over 8 countries from Fiji to the Dominican Republic. OCNJT is a not-for-profit organization that collects... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Celebrates 10 Years of Meaningful Global Impact

On December 17th of 2009, Pack for a Purpose went live on the web. On December 14th of 2019, we celebrated our anniversary with a lunch to express our gratitude to the interns and volunteers who have made our global impact possible. Many of our volunteers are too far away to travel to Raleigh for... Continue reading

Two Smart Cookies Who Love PfaP’s Cookies

Celia’s Story I found Pack for a Purpose when I was looking for a summer internship at a non-profit between sophomore and junior years of college. I was immediately drawn to PfaP’s mission which combined two of my passions – traveling and helping others! Rebecca contacted me quickly after I applied, and I was actually... Continue reading

Generosity Helping Environmental Education in the Southern Amazon

Cristalino Lodge, located in the south of the Brazilian Amazon, is protecting over 11,000 hectares of lush rainforest, where visitors are able to observe over 600 species of birds, 50 species of mammals, 1,400 species of plants and about 1,500 species of butterflies, with responsible tourism. Besides preserving this large area of ​​the Amazon rainforest,... Continue reading

In Rememberance

Cindy Wittmer, my cherished friend and Pack for a Purpose Board member, lost her 16 year battle with breast cancer on July 20th.  Cindy was courageous beyond words and inspired me daily. Cindy was a valued Board member who also provided pro bono legal counsel for PfaP.  She and her husband John Sarratt Packed for... Continue reading

Gratitude Crosses Borders Through PfaP Travelers

A BIG THANK YOU to Jacqui Romer and her family and friends. In June 2019 we were contacted by awesome people that asked us how they could donate supplies for one of the pre-schools that we have been building with our Bush Ways Foundation here in Botswana. After a few emails we found out that... Continue reading