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Terrific Supplies for Tenikwa!

The Van Veen family travelling from the Netherlands brought a special surprise in April when they visited African Game Lodge.  Stowed in their luggage was two boxes brimming over with brightly coloured pens, paper, koki’s and chalks.  And because winter is nearly upon us, Jolanda had thoughtfully included a whole lot of plastic mugs which... Continue reading

PfaP Portrait

After reading about Pack for a Purpose in her Travel & Leisure magazine, Sarah contacted Rebecca about getting involved. A few months later she was volunteering! Sarah is a social worker at Lakeside School, a program of Lakeside Educational Network, which serves at-risk youth in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Sarah’s interest in international development within... Continue reading

“Soles” Arrive in South Africa

Kwa Maritane sponsors a local primary school that educates 410 scholars from families with little to no income. During 2013 many of these children were left orphaned. While hosting an annual Christmas party for the children, we observed that many of our students either had no shoes, or the toes of the shoe had been cut... Continue reading

Rhotia Valley Benefits from PfaP Travelers

Pack for a Purpose is happy to share the following news from Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge. “We are very proud and happy to share the news that Rhotia Valley has been chosen as Best Community Focused Property of Tanzania and No. 3 of Africa! Over 4,000 vetted tour operators, travel agents, and travel journalists of... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to report that in all areas, our numbers are growing! Since the beginning of January 2014, we have added 26 new lodgings and tour companies to the website. Pack for a Purpose travelers brought over 8,000 kilos of supplies to their destinations in 2013. These 8,000 kilos contributed to... Continue reading

Guests Make a Big Impact at Turtle Inn

Francis Ford Coppola Resorts, Central America started to team up with Pack for a Purpose in 2013. Since then, our guests at the Turtle Inn in Belize have donated 354 lbs. of supplies for local schools in Seine Bight, Placencia and Monkey River Village. Placencia Humane Society also continues to get a steady supply of pet... Continue reading

Amazing Luxury Link Auction 2014

Luxury Link, our wonderful partner, held its auction for 2014 on behalf of Pack for a Purpose in January with excellent results. The winning bid for the fabulous five-night package to the luxurious Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort in Curacao was $1,750.00. 100% of the proceeds went to Pack for a Purpose. This was... Continue reading

German Guests Give Through PfaP

Generous guests from Germany, Horst and Shelley, chose to “pack for a purpose” when they stayed at The Cavern in South Africa. By bringing requested items from the needs list, such as soccer balls and school supplies they made the trip they took go much farther than the miles they traveled. Along with Megan from... Continue reading

PfaP Portrait

Pack for a Purpose is pleased to welcome a new volunteer intern, Melissa Hoffman. Melissa is a senior at North Carolina State University, majoring in Communication with a concentration in Public and Interpersonal Communication, with a minor in English. She reached out to Pack for a Purpose in hopes of gaining valuable knowledge of the... Continue reading

PfaP Portrait

Pack for a Purpose would like to welcome another new intern, Andrew Brown. Andrew discovered Pack for a Purpose through N.C. State’s English internship program, and decided to intern with us after coming to understand Pack for a Purpose’s desire to impact communities around the world in a particularly generous, positive, and proactive way. In... Continue reading