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Generosity in the Galapagos Provided by Surprise PfaP Traveler

One of the magical things about Pack for a Purpose is that there’s no way of knowing how many people are just doing it because there’s no sign up or registration. Sometimes it’s not until drop-off that we hear that someone is taking part. Recently a young woman Sooki Hong, who was visiting the Galapagos... Continue reading

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

Ben Benefits Education in Ecuador by Packing for a Purpose

For my high school graduation present, my family decided to go to Ecuador. On this trip abroad, my mom shared the idea of Packing for a Purpose, so I decided to try it. Originally it was a need for community service hours, but throughout the process I forgot about the time I was spending and... Continue reading

Jodi’s Story

From the time our daughter, Sophia, was very little (she is now 10) we have instilled in her empathy, kindness, diversity and respect for others. To help people and give to others – whether it’s tangible things or simply her time, or her ears to listen or her heart to empathize. And to do this... Continue reading

Sharon’s Story

It’s no secret my family and I love an overseas getaway, especially to the South Pacific Islands. What you might not know is apart from the cocktails, the snorkelling and the shopping, our favourite part is meeting the locals, especially the children. Although we like visiting the local communities and villages, seeing the vast differences... Continue reading

Commitment to Community Continues in Mara Bushtops

Mara Bushtops, our last stop in Kenya, presented us with a meaningful way to conclude our journey. We delivered the supplies to their logistics operation based in Nairobi and they managed to have them arrive at camp during our stay. My husband Scott and I saw firsthand on our trip to Tanzania in 2015 when... Continue reading

Commitment to Community Continues in Kenya

Returning to Kenya was the way my husband Scott and I chose to celebrate our 70th birthdays. Our first visit to Kenya was the final impetus for me to formally create Pack for a Purpose 11 years ago. At last we had the opportunity to once again take supplies and support the amazing work being... Continue reading