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Guests of Hornbill Treks and Safaris choose to Pack for a Purpose and Leave a Legacy

Just moments from the tranquil shores of Lake Victoria in the village of Kigo, Uganda, a small secondary school buzzes with life.  Students chatter as they are dismissed for the day, notebooks tucked under their arms.  Someone pumps water from the school’s borehole, a steady stream flowing into their vibrant yellow jerrycan.  Several students drift... Continue reading

PfaP Portrait

  As I adjust to my junior year at NC State University, I’m grateful for the opportunity I have as an intern with Pack for a Purpose. Studying both public relations and Spanish with minors in nonprofit studies and journalism, this is a best of all worlds position for me. I’m improving my communication and... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Give Royally at Princess Hotels in the Dominican Republic

When our participants send in their supply reports three times a year, it is a thrilling reaffirmation of travelers’ generosity and commitment to giving back to the communities they visit. Not only does the sun shine in the Dominican Republic, but the guests at Hotel Caribe Deluxe Princess and Hotel Tropical Deluxe Princess shine as... Continue reading

Beautiful Botswana Birthday

I had the pure joy of spending my 74th birthday in Botswana. Of course, my husband Scott and I always Pack for a Purpose when we travel. This time was no exception. We were staying at Wilderness Tubu Tree and wanted to collect school supplies for their amazing Children in the Wilderness program described below.... Continue reading

PfaP Portraits

  Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Cam, I’m a senior at North Carolina State University majoring in sociology with a minor in Spanish. I love to read, work out, hike, bake, and take photos. I learned about Pack for a Purpose through an email from my department advisor and fell in love with this... Continue reading

Natalie’s Story

I had the most amazing day when I visited the 1st day of the new school year Infants at Barrett Town Primary School with the wonderful Miss Kameil Brown from the Human Resources team at Half Moon Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica.   Having visited Jamaica over 10 times in recent years and helped several individuals... Continue reading

Creating Pathways, One Student at a Time

One of the most rewarding facets of volunteering with Pack for a Purpose is hearing success stories from our global partners and their communities. This year, our Brazilian education partner, Mais Caminhos language school, is happy to share two stories that will inspire you. Mais Caminhos, which translates from Portuguese as “more ways”, offers English... Continue reading

Eagle Scout Soars by Packing for a Purpose in The Bahamas

When it was time for me to start working on my Eagle Scout service project my family and I began tossing around different ideas. My dad suggested a toy drive for underprivileged children and that got me searching on the internet for ideas. I came across Pack for a Purpose and was inspired by their... Continue reading

PfaP Portrait

I am a rising Senior at North Carolina State University. I am currently pursuing a degree in Communication Media and am expected to graduate in Spring of ’24. I enjoy both drawing and painting, weightlifting, pickleball, and laying by a beach or pool with a good book. Pack for a Purpose was brought to my... Continue reading

“Realizing a Lifelong Dream”

There is no greater feeling than realizing a life long dream.  It all started when I shared with my wife, Ashley, that I had always wanted to visit Africa for my 50th birthday trip.  Her eyes lit up and she asked if we could visit a school.  You see, she is an amazing, early childhood... Continue reading