Central America

Jeanne and Mark’s Story

Not only did I Pack for a Purpose but I went a little crazy and ended up with a 60lb suitcase full of toothbrushes, school supplies, cutting boards, toys, seeds & planting tools (had to redistribute the weight at the last minute and put some in our luggage until we got through the airport 🙂 It... Continue reading

Vas’s Story

I think I can speak on behalf of the whole group when I say this school visit made our trip! It was such a delight to see as well as interact with all the different students. To see their smiling faces was such an inspiration – we even got to hear them sing! It’s a... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Deliver Joy and Supplies in Belize

One of the core beliefs here at the Cotton Tree Lodge is being mindful. Whether it is manifested in the hiring of our staff, the design of our excursions, or how our guests are treated, we truly believe that traveling must be undertaken with intent, joy, and kindness. That is why we have partnered up with some... Continue reading

Katie’s Story

Our family has had the opportunity to “Pack for a Purpose” twice in the past two years and are very grateful and appreciative for this unique experience. We first “Packed for a Purpose” on our trip to Costa Rica in 2016. What a simple, yet impactful concept! “Make your travels meaningful. Simply use a small... Continue reading

Sara’s Story

I’d already booked the flight, planned what I would pack, researched all the places I wanted to relax on my vacation to Costa Rica, when I ran across Pack for a Purpose. Soon I was gathering donations from family and friends, holding an online shopping party where the seller’s profits were donated to buy the... Continue reading

Michele’s Story

We took our small children on their first major vacation to Costa Rica in May 2017, and wanted to teach them good values, the responsibility to do for others and to appreciate what life has given them. We decided to Pack for a Purpose for a local children’s charity where we were staying, Cepia through... Continue reading

Care Comes to Casitas Tenorio in Costa Rica from PfaP Travelers

The Pack for a Purpose program has made a significant difference in the lives of many of our guests and community members here in Northern Costa Rica. Recently our community was impacted by Hurricane Otto, the first hurricane to ever make landfall in Costa Rica. An avalanche devastated our village. Over 40 homes were destroyed... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies ROAR into Roatan

For several years now, The Sixthman out of Atlanta, Georgia has encouraged the guests on their cruises to Pack for a Purpose and make a Big Impact across the Caribbean. This year, the island of Roatan in Honduras was one of the stops on their Cayamo Cruise and once again they invited their guests to... Continue reading

Kay and Dennis Hall’s Story

We went to St. John’s Primary School, the project supported by Charbil Mar. The most exciting part of our trip was to visit the children. We had so many adventures but the hugs and the love from the students was by far the highlight of the trip. What an amazing experience.  I wanted to stay with... Continue reading