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Joy, Generosity, and Gratitude

On every trip where my husband Scott and I Pack for a Purpose, we also like to take a small gift from the two of us for the staff in the camps. This, in addition to the normal tips, is a way to express our special gratitude for the wonderful service and care they provide.... Continue reading

Our Partner, OC Not Just Tourists, Amazing Contribution to Ukraine

    Pack for a Purpose is honored to work with and promote the fantastic mission of OC Not Just Tourists (NJT), which is run by retirees Tara and Carl. Many PfaP travelers, because of this partnership, have been able to provide suitcases filled with requested medical supplies to local clinics listed on the PfaP... Continue reading

The Clock is Ticking and We’re TikToking

Pack for a Purpose is pleased to announce that the time has come for us to be on TikTok! We have already posted several videos on our new TikTok page, found at https://www.tiktok.com/@packforapurpose. If you already have a TikTok account, we encourage you to follow our page, like, and watch our videos featuring homemade cookies... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

We are delighted to welcome Jack Scheef as our newest intern at Pack for a Purpose. We had the pleasure of working with Jack over the summer and know he will be an outstanding intern.    I am a junior in the International Baccalaureate program at Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

The metrics are in and the news is encouraging. PfaP travelers brought 7,296 kilos, (11,934 pounds) of needed supplies to support local projects from Jan 1, 2021 through the end of August 2021. This was a 352% increase over the total supplies received in all of 2020.   While the pandemic is not over and... Continue reading

Scorpion Bay Hotel Promotes a Community of Giving that PfaP Travelers Embrace

Scorpion Bay a hotel located in a small town called San Juanico, Mexico that has about 900 inhabitants., Its main economic activity is fishing. It is also known worldwide for having one of the best surfing spots in the world as it has the second longest wave in the world. As we like to help... Continue reading

Sometimes PfaP is for The Birds

Many of our participants have loyal guests who return again and again and always Pack for a Purpose. The pandemic has severely limited travel and therefore, the amount of supplies being received being received by the community projects on our website. So it is with exceptional joy that we want to share the experience of... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

COVID-19 has had an extremely negative impact on global travel. On the plus side, borders are starting to open up again. As travel returns, PfaP travelers are more committed than ever to bringing needed supplies to the destinations they visit. The number of PfaP travelers has increased. They are going to countries such as Tanzania,... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

PfaP is delighted to welcome Amelia Cook as our summer intern. As my senior year at NC State University was nearing its close, I began to self-assess, and think about what kind of jobs would make me feel happy and fulfilled following an incredible four years of school.   As a member of the Public... Continue reading

Angie’s Journey to the Board

The global community has always been welcoming and endearing towards me. My Dad, as a lover of the sea, introduced me to the joy of traveling to remote destinations apart from tourist attractions and crowds, where we could dine with locals and even meet their families. I studied abroad in San Sabastian, Spain, and anticipated... Continue reading