Updates

Baraa School Benefits

Pack for a Purpose travelers Farah Jamani and her husband James Pencharz, were among the guests at the Onsea House in Tanzania who generously brought supplies for the Baraa Primary School in Arusha.  Baraa Primary School is the local project Onsea House supports.  So far in 2011, guests have brought more than 50 kg of... Continue reading

PfaP receives Google Grant

PfaP was delighted to receive a Google AdWords grant through the assistance of James Boyce, owner of Common Sense NMS. This will provide another resource to spread the word about Pack for a Purpose during 2012. Victoria Brooks and Nathan Cavicchi have generously volunteered to manage the campaign for us. We are extremely grateful for... Continue reading

PfaP Founder Visits Zambia

 This article is about community, generosity, and partnership. With the help of the local community in Raleigh North Carolina, specifically Peace College, Exploris Middle School, and many of our friends we were able to collect and purchase 205 kilograms of supplies to take to Zambia. PfaP’s partnership with Sharon Luggage and Gifts made it possible... Continue reading

Muchas Gracias from Mexico

Belissa of Hacienda Chichen emailed us the following news: I am pleased to inform you that indeed Pack for a Purpose has brought a wonderful social service that our guests contribute to our NGO ventures! This June we got over 70 pounds of goods from various guests, but mainly a dear couple who brought 40... Continue reading

Turkish Delight

Yasemin Uygurmen, Manager of Public Relations at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, related the following: Our generous guests have provided us with 54 kilograms of supplies which were delivered to Mus, Pekcan Primary School. We want to add our Thank You! to the generous guests who stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul and packed for a purpose. The school supplies they... Continue reading

PfaP Wings Its Way to South Africa Again

Through the generous donation of PfaP travelers, the Wilderness Angels of Wilderness Safaris once again have been able to assist two community-based projects in Johannesburg. The Patterson Party, a group of eight incredibly generous guests, brought six duffel bags, weighing 23 kilograms each, full of warm clothing and school supplies. Michelle Pudu of the Wilderness... Continue reading

Kilos of Kindness

Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken more than 625 kilograms of supplies to community-based projects on five continents since January. We are appreciative of your desire to assist the local communities you visit. Your efforts have made a big impact for children around the world. We hope you will let all your friends and... Continue reading

PfaP with the Angels

Wilderness Angels of Wilderness Safaris and Pack for a Purpose have been working closely together from the very beginning of PfaP. The two organizations work together to make it easy and simple for guests who are traveling to South Africa, but not staying at a listed PfaP location, to bring donations. Guests initially make contact... Continue reading

PfaP Delivers in Zambia

Since we registered with Pack for a Purpose in May last year, the Flatdogs Camp has enjoyed a steady stream of supplies from all over the world! Most guests bring a few work books or pens and pencils, but some have brought suitcases full of everything from calculators to science books! In total, we’ve received... Continue reading

Viva PfaP!

From David reporting from Playa Viva: Playa Viva guests continue to Pack for a Purpose. Included in every pre-trip planner is a flyer about PfaP that we send to each guest. We have gotten to the point where the school we support is now revising the list of items requested as they have filled their... Continue reading