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Madelon Horvath’s Story

Our safari began the next morning very early, so we weren’t able to personally deliver those supplies, but we did keep a few things to give to a Maasai tribe that we visited on safari. Our granddaughters who we brought on our trip also helped collect the supplies and they have given reports at their... Continue reading

Goldsmith Family Story

Before heading to Belize for a week-long adventure, we noticed that our second hotel partnered with Pack for a Purpose and we just had to participate! My parents, husband, 11 year-old son and I packed two suitcases with a total of 55 lbs of supplies for the Succotz Primary School. We left one duffle bag... Continue reading

Liz Meredith’s Story

Visiting the country of Laos had been a dream of mine for the past few years. It’s a long trip for a single mother from Alaska to make, but I had the feeling that it would be a life-changing experience. Rich with a diversity of cultures, history, and traditions, what the people of Laos desperately... Continue reading

Farah & James’ Story

My wife and I recently travelled to Tanzania for a 14 day long safari, on which we expected the highlight to be seeing zebras (for her) and cheetahs (for me). What we did not expect however was how a simple forethought and advice from Pack for a Purpose, could have such a wonderful impact on... Continue reading

Lindsay’s Story

We packed up our goodies including pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, note pads, crayons and plasters. Departed on our adventure to the very beautiful Botswana. After a long journey via Johannesburg we arrived in Gaborone. After a refresh, tour of the city and a meeting at the tourism office the following morning, we departed for Tuli... Continue reading

“O-mazing!”

Pack for a Purpose is thrilled beyond words to be included in the December issue of “O: The Oprah Magazine”.   When you check out page 56 you will find a wonderful story on Pack for a Purpose, giving our web address and information about our initiative.  If even a small percentage of Oprah’s legions of... Continue reading

Asante Sana from Kenya

This year Village Life Safaris has received a large gift of requested supplies for the Mukuru Kayaba Schools from various contributors. These PfaP travelers brought much-needed supplies ranging from files, books, pens, pencils, and crayons  to new and used clothes and toys. In addition, Village Life Safaris has received monetary donations that have gone towards... Continue reading

Cheers for guests at Chaminuka

The generosity of guests staying at the Chaminuka Nature Reserve outside of Lusaka, Zambia, provided over 35 kg of school supplies and toiletries to over 200 children at the Kasisi Children’s Home. Once again PfaP travelers have demonstrated that going on a vacation and combining it with a good deed is easy and rewarding.Continue reading

Magnanimous in Mexico

Hacienda Chichen in Mexico has received an amazing donation –  all from one PfaP traveler. This traveler brought 60 kg of school supplies that were extremely beneficial for the students. In addition, this generous traveler donated a large sum of money, which will allow Hacienda Chichen to purchase new blankets for all the children, to... Continue reading

PfaP helps “chill-dren” in Laos

  The 120 children in Ban Na Taer Primary School can now “beat the heat” thanks to the wonderful generosity of two PfaP travelers staying at the Rivertime Resort in Laos. They donated funds so that fans could be purchased locally and then installed during their visit.  Other guests have also donated assorted school supplies. ... Continue reading