Updates

Princess Hotels and PfaP Travelers Provide Joy to Elders in the Dominican Republic

On May 10th, the Princess Hotels of the Dominican Republic, supported by Pack For a Purpose and within its social responsibility plan Princess and You 360, visited the Higuey  “Divina Providencia” nursing home. All donations collected thanks to the generosity of our customers, employees and the company itself were delivered to the benefit of the... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers from Doha Determined to Deliver Supplies

From Doha to Kenya – nothing deters a family willing to go the extra mile to make a difference during a safari. Charlotte Szul and her family who live in Doha, Qatar, planned a Kenyan trip with Cheli & Peacock Safaris to the amazing Maasai Mara and they chose Elewana’s Elephant Pepper Camp for their... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

PfaP is delighted to welcome Rocio Antelis as one of our 2 new outstanding interns this summer. Rocio is a senior at NC State University double majoring in Business Administration and International Studies. She found Pack for a Purpose through ePACK, a career development website provided by NC State. She was drawn to the international... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

At Pack for a Purpose our favorite math is addition and multiplication. We are always thrilled when the number of supplies multiplies every year and we add more and more Pack for a Purpose travelers who choose to make a Big Impact. 2018 was a very positive year for the community projects that benefit from... Continue reading

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