Updates

PfaP Portraits

  Pack for a Purpose is delighted to introduce one of our four amazing summer interns, Jake Pacheco! I am a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill pursuing degrees in Public Relations and Political Science. I discovered Pack for a Purpose through my university’s career services and was drawn to the opportunity to gain experience working... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

  Pack for a Purpose is delighted to introduce one of our four amazing summer interns, Julia Baer! I am a rising senior at North Carolina State University, majoring in Public Relations and a minoring in Journalism. I am passionate about writing and traveling, and am fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to travel... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to introduce one of our four amazing summer interns, Celia McRae! I am a junior at UNC Chapel Hill where I am pursuing a double major in Political Science and Journalism with a concentration in reporting, and a minor in Public Policy.  During high school, my experiences traveling to... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to introduce one of our four amazing summer interns, Kaitlyn Yakaboski! I am a rising sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill double majoring in Business and Public Policy with a minor in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. I have always been interested in learning about global issues and making a... Continue reading

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

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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