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Suzy and Kim Hoberecht’s Story

We were delighted to receive this photo from the Hoberecht Family letting us know they were able to Pack for a Purpose and bring many solar lights requested by the school.  We delivered the solar lamps to Casa Cayuco and they got them to the Salt Creek school. We had a chance to visit salt... Continue reading

Ruth Sarvis’ Story

My Galapagos trip recommended that I pack light for the inter-island flights. When I was web-surfing packing ideas I ran across “Pack for a Purpose” and saw that they had a destination on San Cristobal. I reached out on short notice and Rebecca replied promptly. I was able to pack a checked bag full of... Continue reading

Monique Thorpe’s Story

In December 2022 I had planned a volunteer trip to the developing Indonesian island of Sumba to work with the incredible Sumba Hospitality Foundation. As part of my research about the island I stumbled across the Pack for a Purpose page setup by The Sumba Foundation. I got in touch with the Foundation and asked... Continue reading

Cassie Murvay’s Story

When traveling around the country, we always check out the credible program, packforapurpose.org to see if there is a participant where we are traveling to.  During a recent visit to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to visit PET Los Cabos, a local animal welfare group, we brought backpacks to Sandos Finnestera who supports the Sandos Foundation.... Continue reading

Avila Beach Hotel’s Amazing Guest Makes a Big Impact in Curacao

The Avila Beach Hotel became a member of Pack for a Purpose in 2016. We came across this initiative via a respected US journalist who visited our resort for an article. His name is Ed Wetschler and he talked about Pack for a Purpose when we talked about the sustainability topic. We immediately got excited... Continue reading

PfaP Portrait

I am a junior at North Carolina State University pursuing a dual degree in Business Administration and International Studies with a concentration in Sustainability and Development. Additionally, I am pursuing a minor in French. I thankfully discovered Pack for a Purpose through one of the advisors at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at... Continue reading

Suzy & Kim Hoberecht’s Story

  On our previous trip, we travelled to Bijagua in northern Costa Rica. Through our lodging, Casitas Tenorio, we learned about Pack For A Purpose and received a list of supplies that the local elementary and high schools could desperately use. We shopped and filled a huge old duffel with about 75 pounds of early... Continue reading

P2P Projects Provide Important Supplies for the Entire Community

P2P Projects

As a business in the hospitality industry, our mission is to delight our guests with the highest quality services we can offer and provide them with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.  But our company mission doesn’t end there.  Beyond being members of the business community, we passionately believe that we are a part... Continue reading

Melody’s Story

Even if you are not staying with one of our Participants, it is always possible to Pack for a Purpose like Melody has done twice now! Last February I took an extra 50lb suitcase containing much-needed items for Ambergris Caye Hope Clinic on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize. The clinic run by Dr.... Continue reading

Cady’s Story

Cady Aruanno from Windermere, Fl collected school supplies and health care necessities for two organizations in South Africa. First, my daughter Cady collected school supplies for drop off at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel but we did not stay there.  They were to go to Injongo Creche. We also sent a suitcase to Birkenhead House for Friends... Continue reading