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Family Visiting South Africa Chooses to Make a Big Impact

Our client Debbie from the United States was travelling to see South Africa for the first time in her life. Her mom, Martha, who also live in the US, had previously visited South Africa before and wanted her daughter to experience the country and people like she had previously. It sounds like she had had... Continue reading

PfaP Travellers to Thailand Expand Their Generosity and Impact

At Spicy Villa Eco-Lodges, we always strive to have a positive impact on local tribal villages. Everyone who works for us comes from tribal villages and we make it a point to pay them fairly so they can stay in the village and support their families. A percentage of all our profits goes to the... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Bridge the Gap

Entreamigos is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to be a bridge between the local community and culture by creating educational opportunities for children and families in San Francisco (San Pancho) Nayarit, Mexico. Entreamigos provides an established community center dedicated to increase learning opportunities for local children and families through the implementation of educational programs... Continue reading

Generosity in the Galapagos Provided by Surprise PfaP Traveler

One of the magical things about Pack for a Purpose is that there’s no way of knowing how many people are just doing it because there’s no sign up or registration. Sometimes it’s not until drop-off that we hear that someone is taking part. Recently a young woman Sooki Hong, who was visiting the Galapagos... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers from Doha Determined to Deliver Supplies

From Doha to Kenya – nothing deters a family willing to go the extra mile to make a difference during a safari. Charlotte Szul and her family who live in Doha, Qatar, planned a Kenyan trip with Cheli & Peacock Safaris to the amazing Maasai Mara and they chose Elewana’s Elephant Pepper Camp for their... Continue reading

Ben Benefits Education in Ecuador by Packing for a Purpose

For my high school graduation present, my family decided to go to Ecuador. On this trip abroad, my mom shared the idea of Packing for a Purpose, so I decided to try it. Originally it was a need for community service hours, but throughout the process I forgot about the time I was spending and... Continue reading

Jodi’s Story

From the time our daughter, Sophia, was very little (she is now 10) we have instilled in her empathy, kindness, diversity and respect for others. To help people and give to others – whether it’s tangible things or simply her time, or her ears to listen or her heart to empathize. And to do this... Continue reading