Educational Needs

Elaine’s Story

Pack for a Purpose made my vacation more meaningful. This January was our second trip to Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort. We knew it participated in Pack for a Purpose, so when my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told her I had enough and instead asked for supplies to take on my trip... Continue reading

Asante Sana, Tanzania

After 30 hours of sitting in airports and planes, my husband Scott and I arrived on a crisp, clear morning in Arusha (frequent flyer tickets are not always the most direct route to a destination). Our immediate joy was seeing all six suitcases of the supplies we had checked in Raleigh waiting for us. After... Continue reading

Ellie’s Story

My name is Ellie and I am an 11 year old, 6th grade student in Massachusetts. My family and I traveled to the Galapagos Islands over March break in 2015. I was super exited. I had studied about the animals of the Galapagos Islands in school and I wanted to do something to help the... Continue reading

Tremendous Travelers Support Tenikwa

Pack for a Purpose travelers have been making tremendous contributions for Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness & Rehabilitation Centre. Pack for a Purpose traveler Dr. Britta Sichelschmidt-Brux and her family visited Tenikwa this spring and delivered 8.765 kilos of supplies to support the organization. Tenikwa supports several additional community projects. They recently distributed donated clothing, school supplies,... Continue reading

PfaP and VOMO Island Resort

VOMO Island Resort has been partnered with Pack for a Purpose since 2014. We are excited to hear about the generosity of Pack for a Purpose travelers like Kate Newman, who was recently mentioned in VOMO’s newsletter. Read this excerpt below from their newsletter to learn about Kate’s kind contributions. “VOMO Island Resort continues to make... Continue reading

Erica and Rick’s Story

We went to Dominical/Uvita in Costa Rica for 5 weeks in Feb/March 2015. With research on “fun things to do”, I clicked on Uvita 360 for surfing lessons and noticed their participation with Pack for a Purpose and then their link to Passback Soccer. In the past, we have always brought school supplies/clothes when we... Continue reading

Lazy Lizard Travel Leads Trip to Zambia

It is our great delight to publish this article written by our partner, Lazy Lizard Travel.  It was a great joy for Lazy Lizard Travel to once again lead the Ravenscroft trip to Zambia where the students Packed for a Purpose. Thanks to South African Airways’ generous free baggage allowance, we were each able to carry an... Continue reading

PfaP Pura Vida

Since Hotel Capitan Suizo began its partnership with Pack for a Purpose in 2011, PfaP travelers have donated more than 82 kilos of supplies in support of schools in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. PfaP was excited to receive this heartwarming message and photos from Helen Soto at Hotel Capitan Suizo. “Since we started... Continue reading

PfaP Guests Bring Excitement to Tiskita

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to share this story from Tiskita Jungle Lodge in Costa Rica. Tiskita Jungle Lodge has been partnered with Pack for a Purpose since 2010. “We want to take a moment to thank everyone who has traveled here and donated to the Pack for a Purpose cause. With the school year... Continue reading

Judi and Harry’s Story

I saw an article about Pack for a Purpose in Traveler magazine and checked out the website. I was amazed with what can happen with just using an unused area of my suitcase. My husband and I and another couple went on a cruise that was stopping in Grenada, so we packed two extra suitcases... Continue reading