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Lindsay’s Story

My husband and I travelled to Uganda in the summer this year and it was there that we discovered PfaP whilst staying in one of the lodges in the remote area of Bwindi Forest.  As soon as we booked our trip to Costa Rica in November we were keen to participate and so chose a... Continue reading

Michele’s Story

Our family of 5 was planning a trip to Tanzania to see the Great Migration as well as other parts of this beautiful country. We also wanted to try to do something for the kids/people of Tanzania and in our research came across the Pack for a Purpose organization. This was exactly what we were... Continue reading

The Forts’ Story

Pack for a Purpose is always thrilled when travelers choose to take supplies whenever possible. Thank you Fort family for your generous hearts and your desire to make a Big Impact when you travel.  We visited South Africa just prior to COVID and through our travel broker became familiar with Pack for a Purpose. We... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Make a Special Landing at Davison’s Camp in Zimbabwe

My name is Vicki Schwebach. I recently returned from a self-fly safari with my friend and Co-Pilot, Pamela Salisbury. We traveled from San Diego, CA  to Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 35 extra Pack For a Purpose  pounds of Lead Pencils, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks and Soccer Balls with pumps. We stuffed and crammed and... Continue reading

Multi-Generational Family Commits to Packing for a Purpose in Kenya

We first became aware of Pack for a Purpose 10 years ago in connection with a safari trip to Botswana and Zambia.  Once we learned of the program, we connected that knowledge with the fact that our air carrier, South African Airways, allowed us two free bags each, but our small planes between safari camps... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

Even though the world was still dealing with a pandemic in January of 2021, there were still people compelled to travel who made a Big Impact in this most critical time. Pack for a Purpose was truly encouraged that with everything that was going on, PfaP travelers still made a point of supporting community projects... Continue reading

Mawiyah from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Story

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. who were initiated in the Gamma Iota Chapter at Hampton University, celebrated their 25th anniversary at Sea Breeze Beach House in Barbados. The sisters traveled from all over the United States including New York, Virginia, Illinois, and Florida bringing over 100 lbs of school supplies for children at... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact at More Community Foundation’s Projects

More Community Foundation* (MCF) is a non-profit organisation and the Foundation for the MORE Family Collection group, supporting social development and environmental conservation in Southern Africa in all of the areas in which the MORE Family Collection lodges and hotels operate. All community projects for social development are self-sustainable, as it is our belief that... Continue reading

Maria’s Story

I discovered Pack for a Purpose last summer and now won’t travel without first checking this website to see what the need is where we are going. I’ve spent 32 years teaching elementary school so my soft spot is for children in need. I took advantage of back to school deals at home, packed almost... Continue reading

Educating Girls Ensures the Future

When a young girl first starts menstruating, it can be an exciting time, but also a huge problem regarding her education. Without the proper hygiene products, girls around the world can miss up to a week of school every month, setting them further and further back from male students. Fortunately, for the young women in... Continue reading