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Robyn’s Story

This is our second time Packing for a Purpose. Last year we brought a small bag of school supplies to our destination, and when our friends saw our social media posts about it, they wanted to contribute. In the fall we had an open house and people brought a bunch of supplies and money to... Continue reading

Julie’s Story

After 30 years as a travel agent and 20 years owning and operating my travel agency, Vacations To Remember, I have been to the Caribbean quite a bit. I bring school supplies with me to the islands every time I travel, and this year I travelled to St. Lucia. I decided to get other local... Continue reading

Lisa’s Story

This summer we had the chance to explore Zanzibar in every detail, what a beautiful place with lovely people. When the airline told us that we could carry 2 pieces of luggage (each 25kg) per person we immediately decided to take donations with us. Since we both are teachers, we wanted to support a school.... Continue reading

Ecoventura’s Generous Guests Give in the Galapagos

As one of the most ecology-minded and socially responsible tour companies in Ecuador, Ecoventura supports various initiatives that benefit the local community schools and foundations of the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal. With a population of 5,600, San Cristobal has the second largest population in the Islands after Santa Cruz. In partnership with... Continue reading

Katie’s Story

Our family has had the opportunity to “Pack for a Purpose” twice in the past two years and are very grateful and appreciative for this unique experience. We first “Packed for a Purpose” on our trip to Costa Rica in 2016. What a simple, yet impactful concept! “Make your travels meaningful. Simply use a small... Continue reading

Sydni’s Story

There is not much more empowering then the act of serving others. Pack for a Purpose made this seamless during my recent trip to Lima, Peru. My two girl friends and I traveled to Peru to embrace the culture, see the beautiful sights and of course try the foods. We traveled through Lima on the... Continue reading

Jess’s Story

This year my husband and I went on the trip of a lifetime. We spent three amazing weeks in Africa, kicking off our journey in Zanzibar. Just before our trip I heard about Pack for a Purpose and immediately knew it was a cause I should support. Africa is home to some of the world’s... Continue reading

Students Thrive on Nevis with Supplies Provided by PfaP Travelers

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club is the Caribbean’s only plantation inn located on the beach and the #1 Hotel on Nevis. While our guests come to Nisbet Plantation for our idyllic beach setting, warm personal service and gourmet dining, many visitors seize the opportunity to give back to the local community. In 1999, our hotel “adopted”... Continue reading

Alicia’s Story

My husband and I recently took our honeymoon to the US Virgin Islands. Before we left, we looked online to see where we could help out and what was needed there. After doing some research, I loaded up my children and, with our needs list from Pack for a Purpose, we set out for a... Continue reading

From a Big Ship to a Small Boat, PfaP Travelers Deliver to Roatan

Recently, I took a Caribbean cruise.  I’m always torn about how to do the least harm and most good when I travel.  The image of a huge cruise ship disgorging thousands of people seems like it could damage a delicate Caribbean island ecosystem and overwhelm the local culture.  Then, I read that feeding a record... Continue reading