Botswana

Family’s Trip to Africa Inspires Commitment to Pack for a Purpose Again

When my family and I started planning a trip to Africa, we scoured all of these travel blogs and found out a lot of people bring small things to share with the children they meet. We loved the idea and kept a running list of what they mentioned—chocolates, balloons, pencils—but found out candy isn’t a... Continue reading

Girls Supplies Go to Southern Africa

Once again (thanks to frequent flyer miles) my husband and I were able to travel to southern Africa and take four suitcases for Wilderness Safaris’ Children in the Wilderness projects. The Children in the Wilderness program operates in several countries in southern Africa. We were fortunate enough to visit three of those countries. This trip... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact at Great Plains Conversation Camps In Botswana

Crayons, pencils, pens flexible rulers, neon erasers, soccer balls, beads, toothbrushes, socks, wool and needles. Those are just a few of the amazing items we have in our storage space. Great Plains Conservation has had the privilege of hosting some generous guests over the past couple of years. Guests who are primarily coming to relax... Continue reading

Kaitlyn’s Story

I’ve always had a passion for women’s and girl’s rights. I’ve also always had a passion for sports. I was extremely excited when I figured out a way to combine those two interests! In the middle of my freshman year of college at UNC Chapel Hill, I learned of an organization called Pack for a... Continue reading

Anna Gray and Peter Henschel’s Story

  My husband and I traveled to Botswana a few weeks ago and wanted to help children and women in need. We posted the list recommended by Pack for a Purpose in our Facebook group called The Village and received donations of school supplies, sports equipment, first aid supplies, and feminine hygiene products. We stuffed... Continue reading

We Wanted to Take More, So We Did!

A week before heading to Africa on my first trip to the continent in late 2014, I came across a link to Pack for a Purpose. What a great idea, to take five pounds of needed items for a school or community with us in our suitcases. The safari lodge, Vumbura Plains, in Botswana was... Continue reading

6 Suitcases of Supplies for 2 Amazing Projects = 1 Joyful Trip!

Inspired by her visit to a school on a safari with Wilderness Safaris in Botswana, Rebecca Rothney founded Pack for a Purpose in December 2009. She and her husband were very excited to be able to return again to Botswana.  My husband Scott and I believe that when you Pack for a Purpose, the trip... Continue reading

Wonderful Wilderness Safaris Guests Continue to Pack for a Purpose

Wilderness Safaris has had a commitment to Pack for a Purpose from the very beginning. It was on a Wilderness safari to Africa in 2002 that the idea for Pack for a Purpose first seeded itself in our founder’s mind. Wilderness Safaris was one of the original 29 accommodations to join Pack for a Purpose... Continue reading

Debra’s Story

What a trip, safari in Botswana! This August, our family had the opportunity to Pack for a Purpose this summer. We were loaded up with school supplies and soccer balls. We delivered the supplies personally and met with the principal. Our four boys went into the classroom to meet the children that would receive the... Continue reading

One Family, One Goal- PfaP in Africa

This past summer, we traveled with our family to southern Africa. We’d been begging to go on this trip for what seemed like ages, and finally, it was just around the corner. We had safaris, a cage dive, excursions, and all other activities under the sun planned for this trip of a lifetime. However, we... Continue reading