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Central America

John’s Story

Thanks for this great program. Our trip to La Quinta de Sarapiqui  in Costa Rica will always be remembered because of our visit to the school high in the rain forest. They picked us up, took us out to the school, and we had a great time. We were warmly received, spent two hours with the... Continue reading

Erica and Rick’s Story

We went to Dominical/Uvita in Costa Rica for 5 weeks in Feb/March 2015. With research on “fun things to do”, I clicked on Uvita 360 for surfing lessons and noticed their participation with Pack for a Purpose and then their link to Passback Soccer. In the past, we have always brought school supplies/clothes when we... Continue reading

Holiday Joy at Hamanasi

Pack for a Purpose is excited to share this holiday story from the Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort in Belize. Hamanasi has been partnered with Pack for a Purpose since 2010 and currently supports the Holy Family Hopkins School and the Hopkins Belize Humane Society. Read the story below, originally published by Hamanasi, to learn... Continue reading

Suzanne’s Story

My friend Janet and I were able to drop off our donations at Hotel Capitan Suizo for the community schools they support about two weeks ago. All of the soccer balls we requested from soccer.com arrived just in time! This was our second time Packing for a Purpose and we were excited to participate. Thanks... Continue reading

Belize Benefits from PfaP

Each year, Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort in Hopkins, Belize is able to donate nearly 200 backpacks, full to the brim with school supplies, to children from nearby villages through the Pack for a Purpose initiative. Before guests arrive, Hamanasi informs them about the Pack for a Purpose mission, asking travelers to use a little... Continue reading

Brothers Busker & Bake to Pack for a Purpose in Costa Rica!

Packing for a Purpose is often a family affair involving both adults and children. Travel is always an enhancing experience and a wonderful way to enrich children’s lives. The experience helps inform and enlarge their worldview. Pack for a Purpose traveling families often tell us about how much more meaningful their trip was by bringing... Continue reading

Alan and Martin’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose from my wife Sue. In February of 2013 we traveled to Cambodia and she brought art supplies for a school in San Reap. When my cousin Martin and I decided we needed a break from a freezing NYC winter, we decided Guatemala sounded like the perfect place.... Continue reading

“PfaPing” in Panama Take Two!

I can’t remember where I first heard about Pack for a Purpose, but I immediately knew it would be a good fit for our family. As a family travel blogger, my children have had the opportunity to visit some amazing places. Our involvement with Pack for a Purpose has allowed us to not only learn... Continue reading

Lyn’s Story

My daughter and I traveled to Belize for Easter break. We packed an extra suitcase with school supplies, including: paper, pencils, rulers, flashcards, and book bags, etc., for the school the Turtle Inn supports in Placencia. The school was the second stop on our trip. First we went to Blancaneaux Lodge which is in the... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

It started with a desire to downsize and some snorkel gear. Living in Minnesota we didn’t need the snorkel gear and we were heading for Costa Rica. After checking Pack for a Purpose we not only found a home for the snorkel gear but with a little pre-trip shopping we filled an extra bag with... Continue reading