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Sherry’s Story

Top Bucket List Trip Meant More Than Expected My husband and I have dreamed about taking a trip to Africa. After searching for just the perfect trip for over five years, we finally found it. We wanted almost exclusively safaris which we found in Kenya and Tanzania.  We planned it 8 months in advance which... 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

Youth to Youth: When Giving is Receiving

For Diana Greenbaum, the Pack for a Purpose experience was proof that giving is receiving. Ahead of her vacation to Ecuador, Greenbaum, who is the counselor for the Brighton Boys & Girls Club in Florida, coordinated a supply drive with the Native American youth in her local community. They collected 50 pounds of supplies for... Continue reading

The Meade Family Story

  We have visited the Saruni Mara Lodge in Kenya for several years.  We appreciate how Saruni works within the community to share the benefits of tourism. We have always enjoyed seeing the local school and church when driving from the camp onto the plains. It is wonderful to see the children enjoying their school... 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

Patty’s Story

When my family traveled to South Africa in 2000, we took over a huge bag of sports equipment, dictionaries, atlases, school supplies, and so on. However, when I was looking at staying at The Havannah Resort I discovered Pack for a Purpose and loved the idea! My friend and I Packed for a Purpose and... Continue reading

Tanya’s Story

I was travelling to Fiji for a work conference and found Pack and Purpose initiative online. What a fantastic idea! My company RCI Asia Pacific donated some funds and I purchased items that were listed on the Pack for a Purpose website: crayons, pencils, flash cards, wall charts, general stationary supplies, etc. I choose to... Continue reading

“Ritzy” PfaP Travelers Go the Extra Kilometer and Make a Big Impact!

It’s been a busy year for Pack for a Purpose at The Ritz Village in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, where we support several local children’s organizations. We have received many donations from a host of Pack for a Purpose international travelers who have stayed with us at The Ritz Village. But it doesn’t stop there! The... Continue reading

Student-to-Student Supplies: Connecting With Community the PfaP Way

A group of university students from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia visited Barefoot Manta in August. Led by Educational student Jess, the students managed to raise funds to buy supplies for the children of the Naviti District School in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. When applying for one of 20 spots to... Continue reading

Princess Hotels in the Dominican Republic Experience Generosity Galore

After seeing the success of their sister properties in Mexico, the Princess Hotels in the Dominican Republic also chose to participate in Pack for a Purpose. In the short period of time since they became participants on the website in mid-July of 2018 through the end of August, their guests donated over 140 kilos (308.65... Continue reading