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CC’s Story

My beautiful daughter Chelsea Arnold and her handsome new husband Matthew Arnold got married in the Dominican Republic last week. Our family wanted to leave more than just memories of our visit, so we contacted Pack for a Purpose and we have nothing but AWESOME things to say about this wonderful organization. I highly recommend... Continue reading

Learning the “Two Gs” Starts Young

There are all types of “G” networks to help people connect with one another – 4G networks to help people communicate by phone, and before that there was 3G. Most important, however, are the 2Gs: graciousness and gratitude. When you have graciousness and gratitude in your relationships with others, you can help form a lifelong... Continue reading

Tammy’s Story

In April my husband and I participated in Pack for A Purpose for the second time.  This time we visited a school in the mountain community of Anqoto Misminay, Peru.  As with our first trip, we were able to visit the school and deliver the items in person. It was a remarkable experience to meet... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Sail to St. Lucia with Needed Supplies in Tow

The Moorings in St. Lucia, which supports the Caribaid Foundation, was added to the PfaP website in late April 2016. The Caribaid Foundation is a non-profit focused on fostering happiness and prosperity in young, single mothers by providing a place for their children to stay during the day. Sometimes when an accommodation or tour company... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide Supplies in Nepal

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb. I first went to Nepal, by myself, just six months after the earthquake in 2015. The lodges were almost empty along the Annapurna Base Camp trek. In Gandruk, my tea house had 42 beds, but only three... Continue reading

Ricardo’s Story

My wife Tania and I decided to go for the the second time to Zanzibar, but we wanted the trip to be meaningful so we started looking for possible volunteering experiences during our stay. During that search, we found the Pack for a Purpose project. We feel that our experience Packing for a Purpose reflected... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Once, Be Inspired to Pack for a Purpose Again

On May 23, Bougainvillea Barbados hosted a group of travel agents, including Brita Grieves with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., the CEO of Centre Holidays Carlton Montaut, and 12 agents from Centre Holidays including myself. Our group traveled to Barbados to learn more about the destination. Our group of agents had taken school supplies to Punta... Continue reading

Banyan Tree Branches Out to Join Pack for a Purpose

I am always humbled by the generosity of Pack for a Purpose travelers. We became participants with Pack for a Purpose in April of 2017, and we have already received many supplies for a school in our community from very generous travelers. These children benefit, on occasion, by tourism companies providing food and funds for... Continue reading

Magic in the Mara from PfaP Travelers

A touristic visit in the heart of Africa brings back home unforgettable memories of wildlife sightings, and incredible moments in the wilderness of Kenya.  Guests enjoy the delicious meals cooked at the camps, the adventurous safaris across the plains, the thrilling visits of the Maasai villages and the casual relaxing moments at the camps. There... Continue reading