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Terrific PfaP experience in Thailand!

My wife, 10-year-old son, 13-year-old daughter and I climbed off the train onto the hot platform of the Udon Thani station having just completed the 9 hour journey from Bangkok on a second class car.  We were conspicuous not only as travelers with back packs, but also, by the four additional large suitcases we were... Continue reading

PfaP Receives a Thumbs-Up from ‘Down Under’

At Pack for a Purpose, we believe that every trip can go farther than the miles you travel. PfaP founder Rebecca Rothney spoke with Natalie Peters from the Australian radio station 2GB  in Sydney to discuss how travelers worldwide can make a Big Impact on their next vacation by simply taking requested supplies to the... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Warm More Than Hearts

We are delighted to share this post from the African Game Lodge. The children from Come To Learn Creche excitedly display their warm mittens, gloves and goodies received to ward off the cold. These desperately needed gifts were received from one of our guests staying at African Game Lodge who “packed for a purpose”. This... Continue reading

PfaP Enriches Homecoming in Nepal

    It was a rainy morning in Arlington when I opened up my emails as usual, expecting nothing more than the handful of junk emails, daily news updates, and my Uber receipt from the previous night. I disinterestedly scrolled through a few of the subject lines and then like a surprise from an old... Continue reading

Generous Guests of Giltedge Make a Big Impact

Giltedge Africa supports the Jikeleza Dance Project. This month we visited Jikeleza to hand over bags of much-needed clothes and school supplies (around 40kg in total), all thanks to the generosity of our travelers who Packed for a Purpose. Our most recent donations included girls’ and boys’ clothes, English dictionaries, stationery and art supplies. A... Continue reading

No Hiding the Generosity of these PfaP Travelers in Zimbabwe

We came across this post on Facebook and are delighted to share with you the gratitude of The Hide and the Big Impact their guests have made in the local community. We are SO thankful to so many of our wonderful guests at the Hide who have brought endless amounts of materials for the children... Continue reading

PfaP Portrait

My name is Caroline Poole, and I will be a freshman next year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I heard about the opportunity to intern at Pack for a Purpose from previous interns who attend my high school. Because I will graduate with an International Diploma, I thought this internship would... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Benefit School in Belize

Thanks to the kind generosity of Balaam Eco Adventures guests, the primary school in Bullet Tree Falls Village in Cayo District Belize recently received much-needed school supplies as part of the Balaam Eco Adventures Sustainable & Responsible Eco-Tourism program in partnership with Pack for a Purpose program. Oscar began partnering with Pack for a Purpose... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Make a Grand Impact at Grand Fond Primary in Dominica

The Pack for a Purpose project was an initiative of Mr. Jem Winston, whom I must say is an excellent collaborator with the Grand Fond Primary School. This project is growing by leaps and bounds and has become a household name at our school. For the past three years, Pack for a Purpose has evolved... Continue reading