Educational Needs

Gabriella’s Story

During a trip to Beaches Negril, I donated my 5500th book to a Negril school affiliated with the Sandals Foundation.  I brought over 500 books and 50 pounds of school supplies.  I learned about the immense need at the schools, after visiting an early childhood school when I was in 2d grade.  I started a... Continue reading

Erica’s Story

I became familiar with Pack for Purpose this year while attending a business trip with my husband in Curacao. I was deeply touched by just donating basic items that we take for granted can make such an impact in someone else’s life. So when we planned our Christmas holiday vacation to Cartagena, Colombia, I knew... Continue reading

Kindness in Kenya: Mother and Daughter PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact

My mom and I recently went to Kenya and before we left we learned about Pack for a Purpose through my best friend. My best friend, Marina, went to Tanzania for her Honeymoon and her travel company (who also ended up being our travel company), Extraordinary Journeys, told her about Pack for a Purpose.  I immediately loved... Continue reading

Samantha’s Story

My free day in Arusha (I actually drug along some friends I made on my G trip as they were waiting for an evening flight) I/we visited Baraa Primary School in the Moshono area of Arusha. First we shopped for the school’s newly begun “art program”. We were able to purchase some paints, paintbrushes, colored... Continue reading

Passion for Giving + Purple Suitcases = Packing for a Purpose Twice in Africa

As parents, we love the ability to make the world a smaller place for our children through travel.  We recognize that we are really fortunate to be able to explore other places and it’s important to us to contribute to the places we travel either indirectly through our tourism dollars, or more directly through organizations... Continue reading

Samantha’s Story

While we save and sacrifice to make our annual family Turks & Caicos vacation possible and love the bubble of ease and luxury and fun that our resort provides, it’s important for us to remember (and most importantly teach our children) that no matter where you are in the world, you can always help: whether... Continue reading

Melody’s Story

On a work  trip to the Turks & Caicos I chose to be a Pack for a Purpose traveler. I visited the Oceta Jolly Primary School with the GM of Ocean Club Resorts (where I was staying) that works with the school. The boys were competing to see who could carry my suitcase. Even though... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Connect with Community in Churchill and Make a Big Impact

Thanks to the generous donations of Pack for a Purpose travelers, Churchill Northern Studies Centre was able to donate six boxes of supplies to the local Duke of Marlborough School. The boxes included school supplies, winter gear, food, and toiletries for the school, which has about 180 students. The school is located in the remote, northern community... Continue reading

A Birthday Trip to Brazil Makes a Big Impact in the Community

My name is Feh and helping others has always been a passion of mine since I was a young girl. I am the daughter of 2 immigrants from Cameroon. Cameroon is a country full of resources and beautiful people but has its own issues. I had the opportunity to travel there to visit my family... Continue reading

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