Educational Needs

Jim’s Story

I am a travel agent and for years have sent clients all over the world. I remember when I was in Fiji 12 years ago and went to a local school and saw the joy it brought the kids to receive something as simple as a pencil or crayons. Ever since then I have recommended... Continue reading

Anna’s Family Story

For the past several years, we have taken a winter cruise to the Caribbean. This year, my husband found the website Pack for a Purpose and we loaded up a small suitcase to capacity with supplies. When our cruise ship docked in St. Kitts, we took a private tour of the island with a stop... Continue reading

Debbie and Walt’s Story

We Pack for a Purpose every trip out of country whether through this website or through our local dive shop.  We always top up every suitcase to our maximum weight and generally take at least 20 pounds. We have hauled clothes, shoes, medical supplies, and hygienic items.  Our most recent trip was to Grand Cayman... Continue reading

Kilos of Kindness for Kenya

The purpose of life is different to all people. Some of us figure out what that means to us and some never do. Every day we are solicited for donations to help the world and we should help those who are less fortunate than us. However, there is something much different when one packs up... Continue reading

Tanya’s Story

My family and I went to Curacao this past Christmas and stayed at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort. Instead of buying presents for each other we thought that taking the trip would be a great experience and buying gifts for children in Curacao would be the best gift of all. It was great... Continue reading

Caroline’s Story

Le Phare Bleu Marina & Boutique Hotel’s guests are making a big difference in the lives of the children at Woburn Methodist School, St. George’s Grenada, with their Pack for a Purpose donations. On December 11, 2014, Caroline Edwards, HR Manager and Cheryl Rennie, Marketing Manager, delivered 15,4 kilos (35.05 pounds) of items, which included books,... Continue reading

Marleen’s Story

My husband and I won a luxury trip in the lottery (Vriendenloterij) to the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort in Curacao. Usually, we travel very light, so we were excited to read on the website of the hotel that they are linked to Pack for a Purpose. Now we could use all that extra suitcase... Continue reading

PfaP as a Random Act of Kindness

A day spent doing random acts of kindness, April 1st two years ago, was a turning point for me in my grief. I lost my husband Doug in a helicopter training accident on September 20th, 2009. My son had just turned one and I had just celebrated my 35th birthday the day before. April 1st... Continue reading

PfaP Partner Participates

Su Holshausen at Lazy Lizard Travel has always packed with a purpose! Traveling back to her native Africa, Su has always delighted in carrying a soccer ball or school supplies to the communities supported by the various safari lodges. Then, Su discovered Pack for a Purpose and was delighted to know that an organization existed to coordinate such... Continue reading

Carmen and John’s Story

My husband and I just returned from vacation in Curacao and wanted to thank PfaP and the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort for allowing us this opportunity. We brought supplies for Fundashon Amigunan di Cristo, and since have done nothing but sing your praises to our friends and family – especially those with upcoming... Continue reading