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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

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

With PfaP, Giving is Receiving

Outback Adventures is an Adventure Tour Company located in the Dominican Republic. We offer travelers to our island, a unique experience on getting to know the real island life outside the resorts and learn about our culture and history. Since we founded the company back in 1997, it was agreed that supporting the community should... 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

Sydni’s Story

Our group of 13 people had the pleasure of spending Christmas in Jamaica this year!  Pack for a Purpose made it possible for us to bring gifts to the Barrett Town All Age School. We stayed at the Iberostar resort in Montego Bay. Although this resort is not affiliated with PfaP, it was still an... Continue reading

Beth Provides PfaP Bounty to Aruba and Jamaica

Traveling is a passion of mine, but so is kindness and giving back. One of my favorite quotes is from Ellen DeGeneres, “We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” How can these passions be intersected? Answer: Pack for a Purpose. I am a firm believer... Continue reading

Newlyweds Make Honeymoon More Meaningful

Last September, my now husband AJ and I got engaged and were married 10 months later on a beautiful mountain in Vermont. While it was an amazing and beautiful day, it didn’t come without months of stressful wedding planning. Since we wanted a cultural, unique honeymoon experience, we decided to use a travel agent to... Continue reading

Jan’s Story

  Our family travel always includes the opportunity to give back to the region we visit. When we first started this giving lesson with our kids over twenty years ago, it was hard to find an opportunity to deliver backpacks full of school supplies. Today, the internet has opened up avenues to make the task of... Continue reading

Tanya’s Story

We have been ‘Packing for a Purpose’ accidentally for a few years now. We have always be against giving sweets or toys directly to street children so on previous trip to India, we have taken pens, soaps and shampoos to distribute to the children we met and we also raised money before one trip for... Continue reading