giving back

Ben Benefits Education in Ecuador by Packing for a Purpose

For my high school graduation present, my family decided to go to Ecuador. On this trip abroad, my mom shared the idea of Packing for a Purpose, so I decided to try it. Originally it was a need for community service hours, but throughout the process I forgot about the time I was spending and... Continue reading

Jodi’s Story

From the time our daughter, Sophia, was very little (she is now 10) we have instilled in her empathy, kindness, diversity and respect for others. To help people and give to others – whether it’s tangible things or simply her time, or her ears to listen or her heart to empathize. And to do this... Continue reading

Sharon’s Story

It’s no secret my family and I love an overseas getaway, especially to the South Pacific Islands. What you might not know is apart from the cocktails, the snorkelling and the shopping, our favourite part is meeting the locals, especially the children. Although we like visiting the local communities and villages, seeing the vast differences... Continue reading

Commitment to Community Continues in Mara Bushtops

Mara Bushtops, our last stop in Kenya, presented us with a meaningful way to conclude our journey. We delivered the supplies to their logistics operation based in Nairobi and they managed to have them arrive at camp during our stay. My husband Scott and I saw firsthand on our trip to Tanzania in 2015 when... Continue reading

Commitment to Community Continues in Kenya

Returning to Kenya was the way my husband Scott and I chose to celebrate our 70th birthdays. Our first visit to Kenya was the final impetus for me to formally create Pack for a Purpose 11 years ago. At last we had the opportunity to once again take supplies and support the amazing work being... Continue reading

Kindness is Understood in Every Language

I’ve been taking school supplies, clothing, and other items to Brazil for as long as I can remember, so it was an exciting discovery to learn about Pack for a Purpose, an organization that was doing this formally all over the world! My old routine involved culling my closet, Marie Kondo style, and gathering up... Continue reading

Kelly and Adrian Martin ‘s Story

  The Caribbean holds a very special place in my and my husband’s hearts. We got engaged, married, and honeymooned on different Caribbean islands, and we travel back as often as we are able to. Regardless of which island we visit, the thing we love most about the Caribbean is the people. Adrian and I... Continue reading

Going Local in Dominican Republic and Packing for a Purpose

Here at Outback Adventures Punta Cana, we believe that there is something worth admiring in those who decide to dedicate part of their time, their resources and their lives to others even needier, who they have not yet had the opportunity to meet. We are more than grateful to be part of the island’s tourist... Continue reading

The Aguirre’s Story

My family and I returned from a trip to the amazing island of Curaçao last week.  We feel blessed to have been able to experience the beauty of the beaches, marine life & cultural diversity that Curaçao offers.  Beautiful in all ways.  Most importantly we cherish the friendships and personal connection that we were able... Continue reading