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PfaP Portrait

Hi there! We are delighted to introduce ourselves as Pack for a Purpose volunteers and newly found friends of Rebecca & Scott. This handsome fella is Adam and I’m Gina.  We happily discovered Pack for a Purpose by chance. Back in 2013, Departures magazine published an article on 108 of their favorite things, which of course... Continue reading

PfaP Portrait

Our first introduction to Lindani and his wonderful wife Linda was as friends. We met, found out we all loved chili and board games for a start, and a fabulous friendship blossomed. As PfaP continued to grow and we were looking for additional expertise, Lindani and his skill sets came to mind. Lindani is originally... Continue reading

Double the Honor for Pack for a Purpose!

October has been a month of major honors for Pack for Purpose. On October 9th, National Geographic Traveler magazine recognized ten “ordinary travelers doing extraordinary things in their journeys around the world.” Rebecca Rothney, Founder and Chairperson of Pack for a Purpose, was recognized as one of the National Geographic 2014 Travelers of the Year... Continue reading

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Pack for a Purpose would like to welcome its newest intern, Cameron Vandenboom! Cameron is a senior at NC State University and found Pack for a Purpose through the English internship program at NCSU.  Cameron studies English with a concentration in Secondary Teacher Education.  She will be graduating in December and hopes to work as... Continue reading

Delivering Delight in the Dominican Republic

When Outback Adventures was founded 17 years ago, our goal was to ensure that every tourist that chooses our tour got to see a bit more of the real Dominican Republic than just the beautiful beaches and five star hotels. We work closely with farmers and producing families to maintain a fair trade market. We... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

Numbers are just a type of metric; however, when those numbers record the generosity of travelers across the globe, they are more than just a metric! The numbers below are a measure of how easy and meaningfully travelers can make a Big Impact in the communities they visit. These numbers also demonstrate people’s fundamental sense... Continue reading

One Accommodation Makes a Big Impact!

As the first and currently only accommodation on Anguilla to participate with Pack for a Purpose, Frangipani Beach Resort has been thrilled with the wonderful response from our generous guests to give back to the local community. We delivered our second installment of supplies to Anguilla’s Blowing Point Youth Development Center and got to chat with some... Continue reading

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Bob Richards has been a resident of Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A. (Pack for a Purpose global headquarters), for longer than he cares to admit after graduating in Electrical Engineering at the local college. He currently works for a software company. He married another programmer, Giavanna, almost 24 glorious years ago. For entertainment they like to take... Continue reading

Partnering With PfaP – A Win-Win in Tanzania!

Partnering up with Pack for a Purpose reminds us of why It Started in Africa started our business: To make sure the tours we offer are fair to our customers and also benefit the local communities. The truth is, most tourists do not remember that they can make a difference by just packing something extra... Continue reading

Supplies Bring Smiles in Costa Rica

The Family Schmid (owners) and all the Capitán Suizo Hotel Team wants to extend their thanks to their many guests who have “Packed for a Purpose” on their recent vacations to Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Because of their efforts, many kilos of supplies have been delivered to children in the local schools. One of their guests,... Continue reading