Q&A From Down Under

From first contact to a successful Pack for a Purpose delivery Marianne Irwin, a traveler from Queensland, Australia, tells us about her PfaP experience in her own words. How did you find the PfaP website? The website was easy to use and well designed and had contact details so I was able to email Rebecca for... Continue reading

Art-ful Assistance for PfaP

Since its creation in 2009, Pack for a Purpose has been a facilitator for international travelers to deliver donations of needed supplies for children through community-based initiatives around the world. In addition to this central mission, a number of individuals provide financial support to the program. Artist Deanna Fainelli, a mixed-media artist from California, generously... Continue reading

Smiles From South Africa

Last year Samara Private Game Reserve in South Africa joined Pack for a Purpose to give their guests the opportunity to provide donations for their three community-based projects. After only six weeks on the PfaP website, Samara reported its first donation, which was earmarked for the Marjery Parkes TB Hospital in Graaff-Reinet. This generous donation,... Continue reading

28 pounds of Supplies Distributed by Wilderness Angels

Having found Pack for a Purpose online, Helen McLennan of Australia, delivered more than 28 pounds of goods to the Wilderness Safaris in Johannesburg, South Africa, during a July 2010 trip.  Once there, the goods were collected by Michelle Puddu on behalf of local agency, Wilderness Angels, and presented to the Rose of Hope Children’s... Continue reading

Isaac’s Story

We discovered the noble activities of Pack for a Purpose through a traveler from North America by the name Roberta Berlin. She was going on safari in Kenya with our company in mid last year [2010]. Since we got listed on the Pack for a Purpose web site, we have received a lot of school... Continue reading

Emily’s Story

Pack for a purpose is such a wonderful organization for helping average travelers become philanthropists. The awesome thing about packing that small amount of school supplies in your bag is that you get to see the smiles on the faces of the children who benefit from your donation. Mara Bushtops is a supporter of Pack... Continue reading

Amy’s Story

We are a team of 6th grade educators granted a fellowship to participate in an ecotour of the Rio Napo River in Ecuador to give students a unique view of the environment. We encountered Pack for a Purpose on the Yachana Lodge website. What a blessing to have found the information we needed to inspire... Continue reading

Jean’s Story

We had a wonderful experience at Yachana. This is our fourth year going there with students from the University of Colorado Denver who are learning field-based research methods in health and sustainable agriculture. Some of the students did bring supplies to the colegio there based on the information on your website. I used the website... Continue reading