Educational Needs

Laurel’s Story

A group of us have been vacationing on Ambergris Caye, Belize over the past 15 years. We were back at the end of February 2021, this time we decided to collect money and school supplies for Ambergris Caye Elementary School with Pack for a Purpose. It was an easy way to help give back to... Continue reading

Goodwill Crosses Frontiers

Sandos Hotels & Resorts celebrates being the choice of responsible travelers. Why do we celebrate a hotel business in Mexico? – Through our commitment and ethics, Sandos Hotels and Resorts defines itself as a socially responsible company with a deep gratitude for our guests. Many of our guests choose to break the mold of a... Continue reading

Carolyn’s Story

Have you ever had a smile grab your hand and warm your heart? We have. Last Month, January 2021 we decided to visit Tanzania to promote it as a safe vacation destination. We filled bags full of needed school supplies for Onsea House’s project, Baraa School. Pack for a Purpose provided the list of requested... Continue reading

My Pack for a Purpose Journey to Board Service

Over a decade ago, I found myself at the Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference in Monteverde, Costa Rica, listening to an inspiring concept that connected travelers to important local causes. I thought I might have been missing something because the model was so simple but so on point. I was intrigued by the simplicity that this organization,... Continue reading

AB & G’s Story

On their family trip to Jamaica, sisters AB and G Packed for a Purpose to donate supplies to the schools supported by Beaches Negril Resort & Spa. Watch the video to see how they prepared to Pack for a Purpose! Continue reading

Carolyn’s Story

There are many December traditions. Tree decorating, menorah lighting, festive food sampling and multi celebration singing. For The Tualatin Rotary Club, December has always involved dictionaries. For years, every third grade student in Tualatin, has been gifted a dictionary by Rotary. The books are ordered and given dedication plates. They are then delivered to each... Continue reading

The Road to Becoming a PfaP Board Member

Despite the Covid-19 Pandemic, 2020 has had some really great silver linings for me. Other than having the most unusual amount of family time at home, I have been spending more time learning about ways to make travel more meaningful. I couldn’t be more humbled by the request from Rebecca Rothney, Founder of Pack for... Continue reading

The Coggins Family’s Story

My husband, Steve, and I are honored to be friends with the Pack for a Purpose founder, Rebecca Rothney and her wonderful husband, Scott! We were excited to finally be able to take a safe trip to Aruba after having to cancel five other trips due to Covid. We chose the project which provides school... Continue reading

Rediscover the Joy of Travel!

Traveling is no longer just about pleasure and fun. In recent years, a new type of tourism (solidarity and sustainable tourism) has begun to gain prominence. When we look at community needs and choose to address them in order achieve a better world, it generates a positive transformation inside ourselves. The options for solidary and... Continue reading

Dana’s Story

My husband and I have been “Packing for a Purpose” for many, many years.  We just returned home from Sandals Negril Beach & Resort in Jamaica and took a small school supply donation. I want to stress that every little bit helps! There should always be room in your heart and your bag for someone... Continue reading