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PfaP Travelers Provide in Panama

Here at Canopy Camp, Darien of Panama, we have had the pleasure of working with the indigenous Embera people of Nuevo Vigia since 2014 when we opened up the lodge for tourism. Approximately 500 people live in the village and dedicate their lives to farming, fishing, and artisan work. There are almost zero prospects for... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Connect with Community in Churchill and Make a Big Impact

Thanks to the generous donations of Pack for a Purpose travelers, Churchill Northern Studies Centre was able to donate six boxes of supplies to the local Duke of Marlborough School. The boxes included school supplies, winter gear, food, and toiletries for the school, which has about 180 students. The school is located in the remote, northern community... Continue reading

Youth to Youth: When Giving is Receiving

For Diana Greenbaum, the Pack for a Purpose experience was proof that giving is receiving. Ahead of her vacation to Ecuador, Greenbaum, who is the counselor for the Brighton Boys & Girls Club in Florida, coordinated a supply drive with the Native American youth in her local community. They collected 50 pounds of supplies for... Continue reading

Student-to-Student Supplies: Connecting With Community the PfaP Way

A group of university students from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia visited Barefoot Manta in August. Led by Educational student Jess, the students managed to raise funds to buy supplies for the children of the Naviti District School in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. When applying for one of 20 spots to... Continue reading

Princess Hotels in the Dominican Republic Experience Generosity Galore

After seeing the success of their sister properties in Mexico, the Princess Hotels in the Dominican Republic also chose to participate in Pack for a Purpose. In the short period of time since they became participants on the website in mid-July of 2018 through the end of August, their guests donated over 140 kilos (308.65... Continue reading

Students to Student: Choosing to Pack for a Purpose Makes a Difference in Fiji

A group of university students from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia visited Barefoot Manta in August. Led by Educational student Jess, the students managed to raise funds to buy supplies for the children of the Naviti District School in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. When applying for one of 20 spots to... Continue reading

PfaP Guests Give at Gran Pacifica

At Pack for a Purpose, we are always delighted at how quickly PfaP travelers find new participants on our website and respond with great generosity. In less than three months, PfaP travelers were taking needed supplies supporting a tradition at Gran Pacifica of giving back to the community. Here is a story from Holly Wilson... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Travelers Provide Oceans of Supplies for Barbados

The three Ocean Hotels in Barbados (Sea Breeze Beach House, Ocean Two Resort and Residences, and South Beach Hotel) are committed to being a responsible corporate and community citizens. As a group, we support a number of different charities, environmental initiatives, and educational programs to further develop the community we seek to grow in. Pack... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers – The Plus and Minus of it All

At Pack for a Purpose (PfaP), we are committed to total transparency. We want all PfaP travelers to be able to trust the information on our website and to trust that the supplies they take are being delivered to the projects they were taken for. Because of this, while our favorite activity is addition, we... Continue reading

Learning the “Two Gs” Starts Young

There are all types of “G” networks to help people connect with one another – 4G networks to help people communicate by phone, and before that there was 3G. Most important, however, are the 2Gs: graciousness and gratitude. When you have graciousness and gratitude in your relationships with others, you can help form a lifelong... Continue reading