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Denise & Gary Payne’s Story

When we packed for our Curaçao trip, we Packed for a Purpose by adding items from the most urgently needed list for the Birgen di Rosario Foundation. They are an essential provider of elderly care in Curaçao. The donation process was simple thanks to LionsDive Beach Resort. The items we chose were bulky, so an... Continue reading

Colleen’s Story

I had the privilege of teaming up with Trek Guatemala to deliver much needed supplies to a school in the impoverished village of Pachute. Upon arriving we were warmly greeted by the director of the school, as well as a local family. The school year was about to resume in four days, and they had... Continue reading

Nancy’s Story

My husband turned 55 a few weeks ago and to celebrate I booked a 7 night Caribbean cruise out of Barbados. I booked a hotel for one night in Rockley prior to the cruise and another night in Holetown upon our return. Barbados and the Caribbean definitely exceeded our expectations. While planning for our holiday,... Continue reading

Williamson Family Story

  Before traveling, our family always checks the Packforapurpose.org website to see if they have any local participants in need of any supplies. We were happy to learn of two hotels located on the island of Aruba that supported two projects. We chose to support the Casa Cuna local orphanage because we love helping children... Continue reading

NC State Students Pack for a Purpose on Spring Break in Mexico

I have had the unique opportunity to work for Pack for a Purpose as a social media intern this past semester and have really enjoyed learning the ins and outs of this nonprofit. However, to truly understand the impact of this organization, I knew I had to Pack for a Purpose someday, but I wasn’t... Continue reading

Cady’s Story

Cady Aruanno from Windermere, Fl collected school supplies and health care necessities for two organizations in South Africa. First, my daughter Cady collected school supplies for drop off at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel but we did not stay there.  They were to go to Injongo Creche. We also sent a suitcase to Birkenhead House for Friends... Continue reading

The Perfect Hostess Gift

When I founded Pack for a Purpose seven years ago, I never thought of the initiative as a charity. For me, it was, and is, about providing travelers with the information they need to take the perfect hostess gift for the community they are visiting. Gratitude and graciousness pack easily. They take up no space... Continue reading

Educate a Girl, Sustain a Community!

With your generous donations, we have raised enough money to help 515 girls stay in school across southern Africa every day of the month! Donations for this initiative are now closed. We will be delivering the Be Girl panties to the Children in the Wilderness project in May. Check back on our blog in June to read about... Continue reading

Shop for a Purpose this Holiday Season With Giving Assistant

Pack for a Purpose makes it easy for travelers to take needed supplies to the destinations they visit. Now, Giving Assistant makes it easy for shoppers to help Pack for a Purpose continue to make a Big Impact around the world. When you sign up for Giving Assistant, you’ll earn a percentage of cash back... Continue reading

GypsyNester’s Story

During our stay at the Parador Resort in Costa Rica, we learned a great deal about their commitment to the surrounding area, not only environmentally but also as a member of their community. In addition to being a leader in sustainable tourism they are involved in several civic projects. We discovered one of them, Pack For a Purpose,... Continue reading