Updates

PfaP Portraits

PfaP is delighted to welcome Stacey Minter as of our intern for the spring semester. We are especially grateful in this difficult time of the pandemic that Stacey is able to work remotely and be very effective. Stacey took a COVID-19 test, and as it was negative, we had the pleasure of meeting her masked-face... Continue reading

Introducing Our New Pack for a Purpose Filters

We are excited to now offer our PfaP travelers Instagram and Facebook filters! Next time you choose to Pack for a Purpose, make sure to download the filters here. Spread your gratitude on social media and make a Big Impact. We look forward to seeing all our frameous travelers around the web.Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers: The Year of COVID

2020 has been a devastating year for people around the world and most certainly for the travel industry. However, even in 2020, there have been positive developments. On the plus side, we have added 20 new Participants this year. PfaP travelers brought 1,426 kilos (3,137 lbs) of supplies to support community projects at the destinations... Continue reading

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