Africa

Carolyn’s Story

Have you ever had a smile grab your hand and warm your heart? We have. Last Month, January 2021 we decided to visit Tanzania to promote it as a safe vacation destination. We filled bags full of needed school supplies for Onsea House’s project, Baraa School. Pack for a Purpose provided the list of requested... Continue reading

My Pack for a Purpose Journey to Board Service

Over a decade ago, I found myself at the Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference in Monteverde, Costa Rica, listening to an inspiring concept that connected travelers to important local causes. I thought I might have been missing something because the model was so simple but so on point. I was intrigued by the simplicity that this organization,... Continue reading

My Path: Becoming a PfaP Board Member

Years ago, my church pastor began encouraging our congregation to see with “people eyes.”  People eyes?  Yes, we are people; and yes, we have eyes.  But what does this mean?  The answer is pretty much self-explanatory and not difficult to understand.  The concept is to really take notice of those around you – to actively... Continue reading

The Road to Becoming a PfaP Board Member

Despite the Covid-19 Pandemic, 2020 has had some really great silver linings for me. Other than having the most unusual amount of family time at home, I have been spending more time learning about ways to make travel more meaningful. I couldn’t be more humbled by the request from Rebecca Rothney, Founder of Pack for... Continue reading

Laura’s Story

While looking up what to pack for my first trip to Africa, I came across Pack for a Purpose. After doing some research into it I realized it was a very good way of giving to others. When I found out I was going back to Africa for a second time I started getting things... Continue reading

The Cavern in South Africa Raises Up Community for Brighter Tomorrows

The Cavern is a family run resort in the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa and has always been committed to helping the broader amaZizi community. In the 1980s, it was all about helping put a roof on a church. In the 90s, we were very involved in building one of the first Early Childhood Development... Continue reading

Giltedge Africa Clients Give Generously Making Their Travel More Meaningful

We are immensely grateful for our partnership with Pack for a Purpose and the opportunities they provide us and our clients to assist those in need. In the last years we’ve seen an increase of interest from travellers in uplifting local communities and Pack for a Purpose has provided them with an easy way to... Continue reading

Overland Travel Guests Pack School Supplies to Make a Big Impact on Kenyan Students

When Bryan and Jade landed carrying their full business class luggage allowance we were overwhelmed with their generosity, as well as their family and their friends’.  Their personal belongings for the safari were about a quarter of their luggage and the rest was stationary, clothes, and even some tablets (IPads, not medication!) for us to... Continue reading

Angela’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose when my husband and I traveled to South Africa for our honeymoon in 2017. My husband and I were staying at the Ant’s Nest lodge and PfaP was mentioned on the lodge’s website. Although I had to pack very light as I would be traveling for several... Continue reading

36 Schools Across Zambia and Zimbabwei Benefit from PfaP Travelers

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi is the non-profit organisation of ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris.  Wilderness Safaris operates in six African countries, and the Zambezi region covers Zambia and Zimbabwe. All of Wilderness Safaris’ camps are featured on the Pack for a Purpose website, and we are so fortunate to receive many items from guests... Continue reading