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Africa

Michele’s Story

Our family of 5 was planning a trip to Tanzania to see the Great Migration as well as other parts of this beautiful country. We also wanted to try to do something for the kids/people of Tanzania and in our research came across the Pack for a Purpose organization. This was exactly what we were... Continue reading

The Forts’ Story

Pack for a Purpose is always thrilled when travelers choose to take supplies whenever possible. Thank you Fort family for your generous hearts and your desire to make a Big Impact when you travel.  We visited South Africa just prior to COVID and through our travel broker became familiar with Pack for a Purpose. We... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Make a Special Landing at Davison’s Camp in Zimbabwe

My name is Vicki Schwebach. I recently returned from a self-fly safari with my friend and Co-Pilot, Pamela Salisbury. We traveled from San Diego, CA  to Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 35 extra Pack For a Purpose  pounds of Lead Pencils, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks and Soccer Balls with pumps. We stuffed and crammed and... Continue reading

Multi-Generational Family Commits to Packing for a Purpose in Kenya

We first became aware of Pack for a Purpose 10 years ago in connection with a safari trip to Botswana and Zambia.  Once we learned of the program, we connected that knowledge with the fact that our air carrier, South African Airways, allowed us two free bags each, but our small planes between safari camps... Continue reading

Rorie’s Story

I discovered Pack for a Purpose on my first trip to Africa several years ago and reached out again to Rebecca, the Founder for my trip in June 2022.  I was able (with help from some friends) to deliver approximately 20 pounds each to three different participating nonprofits. I had an overnight layover in Johannesburg... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact at More Community Foundation’s Projects

More Community Foundation* (MCF) is a non-profit organisation and the Foundation for the MORE Family Collection group, supporting social development and environmental conservation in Southern Africa in all of the areas in which the MORE Family Collection lodges and hotels operate. All community projects for social development are self-sustainable, as it is our belief that... Continue reading

Educating Girls Ensures the Future

When a young girl first starts menstruating, it can be an exciting time, but also a huge problem regarding her education. Without the proper hygiene products, girls around the world can miss up to a week of school every month, setting them further and further back from male students. Fortunately, for the young women in... Continue reading

From Raleigh to Zambia, Gratitude Takes Flight

  Wilderness Safaris states “we believe in creating life-changing journeys” and they certainly changed ours! From the beginning Wilderness Safaris has believed in our mission .The belief of such a high profile and well respected company added much  recognition for Pack for a Purpose when we were an unknow entity. We are forever grateful. My... Continue reading

Joy, Generosity, and Gratitude

On every trip where my husband Scott and I Pack for a Purpose, we also like to take a small gift from the two of us for the staff in the camps. This, in addition to the normal tips, is a way to express our special gratitude for the wonderful service and care they provide.... Continue reading

Pizza Packing and PfaP

Tasks shared with friends are always more fun. So when preparing to pack supplies to take to the projects supported by the accommodations we would visit on our trip to Zambia, we were delighted to have the assistance of friends. We will be staying at 3 different camps in the Luangwa Valley, Kafunta River Lodge,... Continue reading