Central America

Brendan’s Story

I had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica this summer with my family. Shortly before my trip I found out about Pack for a Purpose. I got busy collecting items from school and my community.  I filled two backpacks with school supplies, sports equipment, and even some essential oil first aid products. It was... Continue reading

Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service: Renewing A Commitment Through PfaP

What started off as a “girls’ trip” ended up being a life-changing event for members of the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a private non-profit sorority dedicated to sisterhood, scholarship and service.  We knew we wanted to celebrate our 10-year anniversary by doing what we love to do –... Continue reading

PfaP Guests Give at Gran Pacifica

At Pack for a Purpose, we are always delighted at how quickly PfaP travelers find new participants on our website and respond with great generosity. In less than three months, PfaP travelers were taking needed supplies supporting a tradition at Gran Pacifica of giving back to the community. Here is a story from Holly Wilson... Continue reading

Partnering with Pack for a Purpose Provides Enhanced Opportunities to Our Commitment to Serve Our Communities in Costa Rica

Since their foundation, a great part of the philosophy of the sister travel companies of Camino Travel and Premio DMC has been focused on giving back to the local communities. Pack for a Purpose, then, meshed perfectly with our objectives. We started off by promoting PfaP internally and informing our collaborators about the organization. Our... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

We made plans to join our local Jazz radio station for a trip to Panama for the Panama Jazz Festival with side trips to the canal.  As I always do – I checked to see if there was a Pack for a Purpose partner near where we would be.  Sure enough, there was Panama Trails. ... Continue reading

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

Art created with PfaP supplies helps raise funds at “Bite of Belize”

Pack for a Purpose travelers make a Big Impact in the communities they visit. A perfect example of this is the news we received from Turtle Inn in Belize.   The First Lady of Belize, Ms. Kim Simplis Barrow, and Coppola’s Turtle Inn GM Martin Krediet recently went to the Inspiration Center in Belize City... 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