education

PfaP Travelers Bridge the Gap

Entreamigos is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to be a bridge between the local community and culture by creating educational opportunities for children and families in San Francisco (San Pancho) Nayarit, Mexico. Entreamigos provides an established community center dedicated to increase learning opportunities for local children and families through the implementation of educational programs... Continue reading

Generosity in the Galapagos Provided by Surprise PfaP Traveler

One of the magical things about Pack for a Purpose is that there’s no way of knowing how many people are just doing it because there’s no sign up or registration. Sometimes it’s not until drop-off that we hear that someone is taking part. Recently a young woman Sooki Hong, who was visiting the Galapagos... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers from Doha Determined to Deliver Supplies

From Doha to Kenya – nothing deters a family willing to go the extra mile to make a difference during a safari. Charlotte Szul and her family who live in Doha, Qatar, planned a Kenyan trip with Cheli & Peacock Safaris to the amazing Maasai Mara and they chose Elewana’s Elephant Pepper Camp for their... Continue reading

Ben Benefits Education in Ecuador by Packing for a Purpose

For my high school graduation present, my family decided to go to Ecuador. On this trip abroad, my mom shared the idea of Packing for a Purpose, so I decided to try it. Originally it was a need for community service hours, but throughout the process I forgot about the time I was spending and... Continue reading

Jodi’s Story

From the time our daughter, Sophia, was very little (she is now 10) we have instilled in her empathy, kindness, diversity and respect for others. To help people and give to others – whether it’s tangible things or simply her time, or her ears to listen or her heart to empathize. And to do this... Continue reading

Sharon’s Story

It’s no secret my family and I love an overseas getaway, especially to the South Pacific Islands. What you might not know is apart from the cocktails, the snorkelling and the shopping, our favourite part is meeting the locals, especially the children. Although we like visiting the local communities and villages, seeing the vast differences... Continue reading

Commitment to Community Continues in Mara Bushtops

Mara Bushtops, our last stop in Kenya, presented us with a meaningful way to conclude our journey. We delivered the supplies to their logistics operation based in Nairobi and they managed to have them arrive at camp during our stay. My husband Scott and I saw firsthand on our trip to Tanzania in 2015 when... Continue reading

Commitment to Community Continues in Kenya

Returning to Kenya was the way my husband Scott and I chose to celebrate our 70th birthdays. Our first visit to Kenya was the final impetus for me to formally create Pack for a Purpose 11 years ago. At last we had the opportunity to once again take supplies and support the amazing work being... Continue reading