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PfaP Founder Visits Zambia

 This article is about community, generosity, and partnership. With the help of the local community in Raleigh North Carolina, specifically Peace College, Exploris Middle School, and many of our friends we were able to collect and purchase 205 kilograms of supplies to take to Zambia. PfaP’s partnership with Sharon Luggage and Gifts made it possible... Continue reading

Muchas Gracias from Mexico

Belissa of Hacienda Chichen emailed us the following news: I am pleased to inform you that indeed Pack for a Purpose has brought a wonderful social service that our guests contribute to our NGO ventures! This June we got over 70 pounds of goods from various guests, but mainly a dear couple who brought 40... Continue reading

Turkish Delight

Yasemin Uygurmen, Manager of Public Relations at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, related the following: Our generous guests have provided us with 54 kilograms of supplies which were delivered to Mus, Pekcan Primary School. We want to add our Thank You! to the generous guests who stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul and packed for a purpose. The school supplies they... Continue reading

PfaP Wings Its Way to South Africa Again

Through the generous donation of PfaP travelers, the Wilderness Angels of Wilderness Safaris once again have been able to assist two community-based projects in Johannesburg. The Patterson Party, a group of eight incredibly generous guests, brought six duffel bags, weighing 23 kilograms each, full of warm clothing and school supplies. Michelle Pudu of the Wilderness... Continue reading

Kilos of Kindness

Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken more than 625 kilograms of supplies to community-based projects on five continents since January. We are appreciative of your desire to assist the local communities you visit. Your efforts have made a big impact for children around the world. We hope you will let all your friends and... Continue reading

Kathy’s Story

Our trip to Africa was our first time and it was amazing! We have a set of friends that had traveled a month before us and they shared some stories. One of the couples had grown up in Johansburg and still had family there. Her father is involved with some agencies for children’s needs. They... Continue reading

PfaP with the Angels

Wilderness Angels of Wilderness Safaris and Pack for a Purpose have been working closely together from the very beginning of PfaP. The two organizations work together to make it easy and simple for guests who are traveling to South Africa, but not staying at a listed PfaP location, to bring donations. Guests initially make contact... Continue reading

PfaP Delivers in Zambia

Since we registered with Pack for a Purpose in May last year, the Flatdogs Camp has enjoyed a steady stream of supplies from all over the world! Most guests bring a few work books or pens and pencils, but some have brought suitcases full of everything from calculators to science books! In total, we’ve received... Continue reading

Viva PfaP!

From David reporting from Playa Viva: Playa Viva guests continue to Pack for a Purpose. Included in every pre-trip planner is a flyer about PfaP that we send to each guest. We have gotten to the point where the school we support is now revising the list of items requested as they have filled their... Continue reading

Divas Deliver in the Amazon

We are a team of 6th grade educators who were granted a fellowship to participate in an eco-tour 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 and knew immediately we could not arrive empty handed. What... Continue reading