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September Supply Bonanza for Baraa

Baraa Primary School was delighted to receive, in the month of September, 115 kilos of donated supplies from Pack for a Purpose travellers who stayed at Onsea House, Machweo and other hotels in the Arusha area. In addition, we received another 20 kilos by mid November. The donations ranged from jump ropes to footballs, books... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide Supplies in Zambia

This year Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) has been very grateful to receive at least 25 kilos worth of school supplies and first aid kit supplies from guests at Chiawa Camp, Old Mondoro Bush Camp and Sausage Tree Camp. These supplies have been used in our environmental education program and by anti-poaching teams protecting the wildlife... Continue reading

Perfect Travel Gifts Support PfaP

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to let you know that we have wonderful travel luggage and accessories for purchase on our eBay page! Everything came together for our launch this 2012 holiday season. The first step was to be vetted and approved under the Mission Fish Program on eBay. Mission Fish is a program... Continue reading

PfaP Connects in the Big Apple

On a warm autumn day last week, I had the wonderful pleasure of attending a luncheon in New York City for the 2012 Travel + Leisure Global Vision Awards. The accolade Pack for a Purpose received as the Editor’s Pick for Digital Initiative was an incredible honor. To have received this recognition in less than... Continue reading

PfaP Once, PfaP Twice

Having supported Pack for a Purpose previously, when I was informed I would be taking a trip to the Maldives with my work I looked straight away to see if there was a project being supported in the area. I found the Vilu Reef resort was supporting a local school. Although I would not be... Continue reading

Student to Student

This year the students at the Zurich International School in Switzerland decided to Pack for a Purpose. One of the teachers at the school received a copy of the article featuring Pack for a Purpose in the November issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, from her sister in the United States. After reading it, she... Continue reading

Voluminous Volunteer Hours

Since Pack for a Purpose first went live on the web December 17, 2009, the dedicated individuals of our all volunteer organization have generously given over 5,100 hours of their time! They have created in the words of travel guru Peter Greenberg A great resource. Our talented volunteers continue to make our website current and... Continue reading

Generous Guests in Laos

When I first heard about Pack for a Purpose I thought it was a wonderful idea and may encourage guests to bring a few stationery supplies for the local schools while also giving a bit of extra publicity to our ecolodge resort, Rivertime Ecolodge Resort, about 30 km outside Vientiane, Laos. However, during the almost... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose featured on CBS This Morning

Pack for a Purpose is thrilled with the wonderful comments made by Peter Greenberg today on the CBS This Morning show. All of you who have packed for a purpose during the past two and one half years know, as Peter Greenberg said, we are A great resource. PfaP travelers can confirm Peter’s comments about... Continue reading

PfaP People

If it takes a village to raise a child, it definitely takes a team to sustain Pack for a Purpose. We would like to introduce our intern for this current semester, Melissa Mikell, who is publishing our newsletter and has been responsible for updating our website, keeping our Facebook fabulous, inviting new lodgings to join... Continue reading