Updates

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

Divas Deliver in the Amazon

We are a team of 6th grade educators who were granted a fellowship to participate in an eco-tour of the Rio Napo River in Ecuador to give students a unique view of the environment. We encountered Pack for a Purpose on the Yachana Lodge website and knew immediately we could not arrive empty handed. What... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

See some of the faces behind our all-volunteer organization. They have given generously and freely of their expertise and time. Their work continues to help Pack for a Purpose provide travelers with the information they need to help make a difference in the lives of children around the world. Erik Macenas (Volunteer/Board Member) Erik Macenas received... Continue reading

Q&A From Down Under

From first contact to a successful Pack for a Purpose delivery Marianne Irwin, a traveler from Queensland, Australia, tells us about her PfaP experience in her own words. How did you find the PfaP website? The website was easy to use and well designed and had contact details so I was able to email Rebecca for... Continue reading

Art-ful Assistance for PfaP

Since its creation in 2009, Pack for a Purpose has been a facilitator for international travelers to deliver donations of needed supplies for children through community-based initiatives around the world. In addition to this central mission, a number of individuals provide financial support to the program. Artist Deanna Fainelli, a mixed-media artist from California, generously... Continue reading