educational supplies

Alan and Martin’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose from my wife Sue. In February of 2013 we traveled to Cambodia and she brought art supplies for a school in San Reap. When my cousin Martin and I decided we needed a break from a freezing NYC winter, we decided Guatemala sounded like the perfect place.... Continue reading

PfaPing in Zanzibar Reaches a High Note

Written by Judi Palmer, M.Ed., founder of the Creative Education Foundation of Zanzibar (CEFZ) Walking into the gardens of The Zanzibar School during a first grade recorder lesson can be quite amusing. One might ask “What is that strange discordant sound coming from this beautiful old building?” Actually, entering the first grade classroom during these... Continue reading

Marie Tisserand’s Story

We recently visited Mabele School on our trip across Botswana, last August. We were very exited about it, as we had been preparing all the supplies and goodies for several months, collecting from our family and also from work colleagues. When I came to the office one morning, my desk was full of clothes, school... Continue reading

Ericka Baron’s Story

Families coming together to help children in India Traveling gives us the gift to explore our magnificent world, meet new people and live extraordinary experiences. It also opens our eyes to the challenging circumstances that many people live daily to meet their basic needs and have access to education. As my friend Laura and I... Continue reading

Children, Caring and Community

Our blog post this month comes from a wonderful traveler that we have recently been in touch with, Tara Cannon. I am a mother of two, passionate family traveler, and founder of Pint Size Pilot — a website dedicated to taking the fear out of travel with kids. When I read about Pack for a... Continue reading

Karen Gendal’s Story

I was so glad to read about Pack for a Purpose in Oprah Magazine. It was just the solution I was looking for – a way to balance out the luxury of an incredible trip to South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia by giving something back to the special places I would visiting. I brought school... Continue reading

Emily’s Story

Pack for a purpose is such a wonderful organization for helping average travelers become philanthropists. The awesome thing about packing that small amount of school supplies in your bag is that you get to see the smiles on the faces of the children who benefit from your donation. Mara Bushtops is a supporter of Pack... Continue reading