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Paulette’s Story

When my husband and I retired and began traveling to new destinations each year, I wanted to take items that would be useful to people living in less developed countries. I knew that people with good intentions have donated things that offend other cultures or had no practical use in some circumstances – so I... Continue reading

Scott’s Story

We discovered “Pack for a Purpose” before booking a long-overdue honeymoon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We stayed at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, a participating drop off location that supports communities near the Riviera Maya. There was plenty of room in our luggage to accommodate the school supplies we were taking down with us. We’ll... Continue reading

PfaP Traveler Educates and Donates Seeing Smiles Galore in Mexico

I was both thrilled and intrigued when I learned the Princess Resort I was going to be vacationing at in Mexico worked closely with Pack for a Purpose. As a dental hygienist, I was ecstatic to learn that toothbrushes and toothpaste were on the list of supplies needed, and immediately knew I could contribute more.... Continue reading

Blyde River Canyon Lodge in South Africa Partners with PfaP to Make a Big Impact

Not far from the world-famous Kruger National Park, the 4-star graded Blyde River Canyon Lodge is situated in the province of Mpumalanga (Zulu name for “the place where the sun rises”). Set alongside the sparkling waters of the Blyde River and sheltered by the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, the lodge offers local and international travellers a... Continue reading

Denise’s Story

We were heading to Belize and the Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, where we were staying, had information about Pack for a Purpose on their website.  We were only taking carry-on luggage but still managed to spare some room for educational supplies. In addition, when we learned that the local medical community was low on... Continue reading

Rhonda’s Story

My daughter and I decided to travel to South Africa for a once in a lifetime vacation.  We discovered Pack for a Purpose and that Kapama Game Reserve sponsored a school and an orphanage. We made some room in our suitcase to take some supplies and reached out to them. We were thrilled at the... Continue reading

In Rememberance

Cindy Wittmer, my cherished friend and Pack for a Purpose Board member, lost her 16 year battle with breast cancer on July 20th.  Cindy was courageous beyond words and inspired me daily. Cindy was a valued Board member who also provided pro bono legal counsel for PfaP.  She and her husband John Sarratt Packed for... Continue reading

Gratitude Crosses Borders Through PfaP Travelers

A BIG THANK YOU to Jacqui Romer and her family and friends. In June 2019 we were contacted by awesome people that asked us how they could donate supplies for one of the pre-schools that we have been building with our Bush Ways Foundation here in Botswana. After a few emails we found out that... Continue reading