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PfaP Approved by Triangle Community Foundation

Pack for a Purpose is honored to be listed as an approved non-profit on the Triangle Community Foundation website. Thanks to one of our committed volunteers, all the necessary forms were completed. Within three weeks of our approval we received our first donation of $1,000.00. This is our biggest donation to date from a single... Continue reading

Guests Give to the Cavern

Hilde and Jean-Luc, pack for a purpose travelers who stayed at The Cavern, brought supplies which were greatly appreciated by the Royal Drakensberg Primary School, a small independent school situated in the rural area of the Northern Drakensberg, kwa-Zulu Natal. The school opened in 2007 with 11 learners and has grown to 58 children through... Continue reading

Amazing Partner-Second Amazing Auction for 2013

Luxury Link, our wonderful partner and major contributor, held the second auction for 2013 on behalf of Pack for a Purpose with excellent results. The winning bid for the fabulous 4 night package to the luxurious Blue Diamond Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico was $1,526.00. 100% of the proceeds went to Pack for... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers continue giving in Istanbul

In the rural province of Van, located in Turkey, 270 students at the Dincbas Elementary School and Zincirli Elementary School were delighted when they received supplies donated by The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul and their generous guests who chose to pack for a purpose.Continue reading

Guests sail in with supplies

Ecoventura Yachts, located in Ecuador, have collected over 50 kilos in donated supplies which were then taken to the Alejandro Alvear School, as well as others, on San Cristobal Island this year. By giving back to the community through Pack for a Purpose, travelers helped all those receiving assistance at the school. The Alejandro Alvear... Continue reading

Supplies to share at Hotel Capitán Suizo

We are happy to share that on May 17, 2013, a representative from Hotel Capitán Suizo in Costa Rica went to Los Ranchos Elementary School to deliver the school supplies donated by pack for a purpose travelers, as well as some textbooks that the hotel had bought for them. Amazingly, there were so many donations... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose receives first grant

Pack for a Purpose is thrilled to announce that they have received their first grant, a Travel Aid Grant (TAG), for $2,500 dollars from Allianz Global Assistance. With their generous grant to our non-profit, we were able to hire our first part-time employee, Lindsey Schaefer. Lindsey has volunteered for us since April and in addition... Continue reading

PfaP: A two-way street

Packing for a purpose is not just for when you go overseas. Our local guests from Cape Town visited African Game Lodge and brought with them a lovely selection of items for two of our projects, Tenikwa Wildlife Hospital and Come To Learn Creche. In March 2013, we also contributed by taking items across to... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Alicia Richards Alicia Richards reached out to Pack for a Purpose through the senior internship program at The Ravenscroft School with the hopes of learning more about what it takes to run an international nonprofit organization. She looks forward to helping with the organization in the future as she heads off to the University of... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

Megan Bahamonde Pack for a Purpose was absolutely thrilled when Megan contacted us in September in 2012 to offer her talents and skills to Pack for a Purpose. Her work ethic is fabulous and the skills and dedication she brought to PfaP have been very useful. Like all our interns, she is always teaching Rebecca... Continue reading