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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

Lazy Lizard Travel Leads Trip to Zambia

It is our great delight to publish this article written by our partner, Lazy Lizard Travel.  It was a great joy for Lazy Lizard Travel to once again lead the Ravenscroft trip to Zambia where the students Packed for a Purpose. Thanks to South African Airways’ generous free baggage allowance, we were each able to carry an... Continue reading

PfaP Pura Vida

Since Hotel Capitan Suizo began its partnership with Pack for a Purpose in 2011, PfaP travelers have donated more than 82 kilos of supplies in support of schools in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. PfaP was excited to receive this heartwarming message and photos from Helen Soto at Hotel Capitan Suizo. “Since we started... Continue reading

PfaP Guests Bring Excitement to Tiskita

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to share this story from Tiskita Jungle Lodge in Costa Rica. Tiskita Jungle Lodge has been partnered with Pack for a Purpose since 2010. “We want to take a moment to thank everyone who has traveled here and donated to the Pack for a Purpose cause. With the school year... Continue reading

Judi and Harry’s Story

I saw an article about Pack for a Purpose in Traveler magazine and checked out the website. I was amazed with what can happen with just using an unused area of my suitcase. My husband and I and another couple went on a cruise that was stopping in Grenada, so we packed two extra suitcases... Continue reading

Preparing to PfaP in Tanzania

Every Pack for a Purpose trip that we undertake always begins with donations of supplies. For our trip to Tanzania, we were once again very fortunate to have several individuals, groups and companies who filled our six suitcases with the needs from each project’s list. Sharon Luggage, our longtime partner, provided us with suitcases that... Continue reading

Rick’s Story

As retired teachers, Rick and I realize how an education changes lives.  When he found “Pack for a Purpose”, donating items during our travels became so much easier and we knew we were giving the items needed.  Istanbul, Turkey was filled with amazing people and breathtaking architecture.  It was the cleanest city that we had... Continue reading

The Hirsh Family’s Story

For the last five years, the Hirsh family has vacationed at Half Moon in Jamaica. This is the second year that we have Packed for a Purpose. We were so happy to be able to involve our granddaughters who are seven and five years old in this wonderful philanthropic endeavor. We went shopping together and... Continue reading

Tom and Marilyn’s Story

Thanks to the generous donation from PassBack Soccer, we were able to  give soccer balls to both Buffalo Tours in Luang Prabang, Laos and Sojourn  in Reap, Cambodia along with school supplies. After witnessing the extreme need in both countries we were happy that we Packed for a Purpose and added these supplies to our luggage. It is... Continue reading

Philippa’s Story

My husband and I recently had a wonderful holiday at Little Arches Hotel in Barbados and were very interested to read about Pack For A Purpose on the hotel’s website.  We made sure we left space in our suitcase to pack pencils, erasers, glue sticks, compasses, protractors and pencil sharpeners aplenty which we handed to... Continue reading