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Rich’s Story

  We came from Ohio in the USA. For a six-day dirt road motorcycle ride in Ecuador with Ecuador Freedom Bike Rentals. We filled two backpacks with school supplies and hauled them for about three days until we found the remote school to receive the donations.     We gave them the backpacks and all... Continue reading

Mary Ellis’s Story

As a former Girl Scout Leader and community volunteer from Scarsdale, New York, I am inspired and aware of the needs of others, especially when it is easy to help.  I am living in Dubai, UAE now and had the opportunity to visit Kenya recently.  I was there before and knew how needy the schools... Continue reading

Kristine’s Story

My mother and I were fortunate enough to vacation in the Cayman Islands at Christmas! Thanks to Pack for a Purpose we could add a little extra meaning to our holiday season. A thank you to Oracle for the donated backpacks that we each filled up with school supplies. A thank you for the cruise... Continue reading

Sophia Packs for a Purpose in India

  My name is Sophia Dhupar and I am ten years old.  I am a fifth grader at Frontier Academy Elementary School in Greeley, Colorado.  Last year, my family decided to travel to India, the birthplace of my paternal grandmother and grandfather. Prior to our trip, I got the idea to collect school supplies for... Continue reading

A Helping Hand for Hananani Primary School

At Pack for a Purpose, we always love to hear how the supplies travelers donate are making a difference for communities around the world. Read below how Pack for a Purpose travelers to Arathusa Safari Lodge in South Africa are making a Big Impact at the Hananani Primary School.  Many of you may have heard of Pack for... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide Plentiful Supplies at Princess Hotels in Mexico

Pack for a Purpose is an organization created in 2009 in North Carolina, USA to help those most in need, providing articles they may need in their daily lives. This organization has grown thanks to the participation of committed citizens to improve the social environment of communities around the world. However, they’re not the only... Continue reading

Stephanie Fellows’s Story

Our recent trip to Barbados was highlighted by our visit to St. Lawrence Primary School. We were delighted to visit the school and have the privilege of delivering a variety of school supplies and first aid items. There is perhaps nothing more rewarding than seeing the warm, gleeful smiles of little ones.   We applaud those... Continue reading

Boy Scout’s Eagle Project Benefits Schools in Ecuador

In November of 2017, my father and I went on a trip to Ecuador. As we were planning, we came across Pack for a Purpose! I decided that this would be a great Eagle Scout project. It meets all of the requirements, and it was for something that I felt was important, education. So I... Continue reading

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