Costa Rica

Why Pack for a Purpose?

Since 2010, Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken over 194,783 kgs (428,522 pounds) of supplies in over 60 countries. Our success is due to our mission to make Packing for a Purpose simple and easy so EVERYONE can choose to participate. Children have been active participants learning the importance of gratitude, generosity, and impactful... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose’s 4G Network

There is much discussion about  3G networks, 4G networks, and 5G networks. 5G Networks are touted to be better and faster. This may well be the case with cell phones. However, at Pack for a Purpose, the 4G Network is efficient, impactful, and makes every trip a traveler takes go farther than the miles they... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

My husband and I would frequently travel across the world with another married couple, including several trips to Costa Rica. Unfortunately, my friend lost her husband, and my husband lost his oldest and best friend last fall. As we planned our trip to Costa Rica this year, I knew that I needed something to combat... Continue reading

Help Us Celebrate Pack for a Purpose’s 10th Birthday!

In December 2009, we founded Pack for a Purpose with the mission to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to take meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit. Fast forward nearly ten years and Pack for a Purpose has helped travelers donate nearly 350,000 pounds of supplies meeting essential needs... Continue reading

Brendan’s Story

I had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica this summer with my family. Shortly before my trip I found out about Pack for a Purpose. I got busy collecting items from school and my community.  I filled two backpacks with school supplies, sports equipment, and even some essential oil first aid products. It was... Continue reading

Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service: Renewing A Commitment Through PfaP

What started off as a “girls’ trip” ended up being a life-changing event for members of the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a private non-profit sorority dedicated to sisterhood, scholarship and service.  We knew we wanted to celebrate our 10-year anniversary by doing what we love to do –... Continue reading

Partnering with Pack for a Purpose Provides Enhanced Opportunities to Our Commitment to Serve Our Communities in Costa Rica

Since their foundation, a great part of the philosophy of the sister travel companies of Camino Travel and Premio DMC has been focused on giving back to the local communities. Pack for a Purpose, then, meshed perfectly with our objectives. We started off by promoting PfaP internally and informing our collaborators about the organization. Our... 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

Katie’s Story

Our family has had the opportunity to “Pack for a Purpose” twice in the past two years and are very grateful and appreciative for this unique experience. We first “Packed for a Purpose” on our trip to Costa Rica in 2016. What a simple, yet impactful concept! “Make your travels meaningful. Simply use a small... Continue reading

Sara’s Story

I’d already booked the flight, planned what I would pack, researched all the places I wanted to relax on my vacation to Costa Rica, when I ran across Pack for a Purpose. Soon I was gathering donations from family and friends, holding an online shopping party where the seller’s profits were donated to buy the... Continue reading