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Great Gift for the Eyelanders of Fiji

In the winter of 2012, I had a wonderful call from Patricia Kesten, President and Chief Design Officer of ICU Eyewear (based in California). She wanted to know if Pack for a Purpose would have a use for brand new, high-end readers’ glasses as they had an excess of samples they had been saving for... Continue reading

A Warm Welcome

Pack for a Purpose is proud to announce our partnership with FleishmanHillard, the world’s most complete global communications firm. FleishmanHillard delivers on The power of true, reflecting the firm’s high values and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding unprecedented authenticity and transparency. FleishmanHillard is working to raise awareness of the Pack for... Continue reading

Hats Off to Costco

In hockey, it is called a hat trick. In the PR world, it is called amazing! We tip our hats to Costco, who featured Pack for a Purpose as the Member Connection in all three magazines on two different continents. PfaP was featured in Canada for the July/August 2012 issue, in the U.S. for the... Continue reading

PfaPers Weigh In at Turtle Inn

In the first 60 days since Turtle Inn Resort joined Pack for a Purpose, their guests brought over 193 lbs/88 kilos of supplies for St.John Memorial and Seine Bight Primary School which serves 300 children. Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn Resort in Placencia, Belize joined Pack for a Purpose in March and has collected school... Continue reading

Surprise Supplies Spread Smiles

By: Alison Alexander Rainbow of Hope orphanage in the Cape Town area of South Africa provides a place of care, safety, love and nourishment for 12 babies and children who would otherwise have no real hope of survival. Their project manager, Alison Alexander, reported the following set of events to us: I received a text... Continue reading

PfaP Pride with Serengeti Pride

Here at Serengeti Pride – Safaris & Kilimanjaro Climbs, we have found it so rewarding to be partnered with Pack for a Purpose. Our current project is donating school supplies to the Uraki Primary School, a local public school right near our headquarters outside Arusha, Tanzania. My business partner, Lema Peter, attended this school as... Continue reading

A Multitude of Supplies at Matemwe Lodge and Retreat

Matemwe Lodge and Retreat, in partnership with Asilia Africa, has been participating in a fabulous project, Pack for a Purpose. Pack for a Purpose travelers are contributing school supplies to the local school, Kigomani Primary School, based off a list of needs that was written up by leaders at the school. Matemwe Lodge and Retreat... Continue reading

PfaP Joy in Jamaica

It was a pleasure for our family to work with Pack for a Purpose and the Sandals Foundation to coordinate our donation of 75 pounds of school supplies. We donated them to Hastings Elementary School in Trelawny Parish when we visited Jamaica last March. My three kids were very involved and did most of the work. Using... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Nominated for The Guardian’s Observer Ethical Award

Pack for a Purpose is honoured to be among the best and brightest people, places and organizations bringing sustainable change, as a finalist in The Guardian’s eighth Observer Ethical Awards. Today, May 16, 2013, The Guardian announced the final list of nominees for the prestigious award. The final winners will be announced on June 13,... Continue reading

Cathy Cares and Connects

My husband and I just returned from a three week trip to the Yucatan and Quintana Roo in Mexico. We have been there many times before, but this was our first time staying at Hacienda Chichen, which borders the famous ruins of Chichén Itzá. It is a beautiful place and is committed to sustainable/eco tourism. It... Continue reading