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Jan’s Story

  Our family travel always includes the opportunity to give back to the region we visit. When we first started this giving lesson with our kids over twenty years ago, it was hard to find an opportunity to deliver backpacks full of school supplies. Today, the internet has opened up avenues to make the task of... Continue reading

The Martin Family’s Story

Once our family became involved with Pack for a Purpose, we knew we wanted to participate every time we traveled. We started planning a trip to Aruba long ago. This time, my brother and I collected funds from friends to pool with our own and went shopping for items on the request list posted by... Continue reading

Rebecca Sheed’s Story

I love working with Pack for a Purpose.  My recent trip to Romania was made even better when I found a  company  among the Pack for a Purpose supporters.  I had made arrangements with Click2Travel Romania to come to my hotel to pick up the supplies I’d brought – wow! Talk about service.  As we... Continue reading

Katie’s Story

Our family has had the opportunity to “Pack for a Purpose” twice in the past two years and are very grateful and appreciative for this unique experience. We first “Packed for a Purpose” on our trip to Costa Rica in 2016. What a simple, yet impactful concept! “Make your travels meaningful. Simply use a small... Continue reading

Alicia’s Story

My husband and I recently took our honeymoon to the US Virgin Islands. Before we left, we looked online to see where we could help out and what was needed there. After doing some research, I loaded up my children and, with our needs list from Pack for a Purpose, we set out for a... Continue reading

Aruba Receives Awesome PfaP Supplies

At Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, we wholeheartedly believe that you are only as strong as the community you create. For us, that means cultivating our own community within the resort, while also identifying ways for our staff and guests to make a lasting impact outside of our walls. The Bucuti team has long been... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers at the Calabash Come Through for the Community!

Recently voted as the #1 Hotel in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor travelers, Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa is a 30 suite family-run hotel located on the pristine shores of L’Anse Aux Epines beach in the south of the beautiful island of Grenada. At Calabash, our guests enjoy 5 star service and luxury within a... Continue reading

Roberta and Terry Omin’s Story

In planning our safari in Tanzania our travel planners suggested a visit to Rhotia Valley Children’s Village and to stay at their tent lodge.  We were glad to have the opportunity to visit the orphanage. As we were preparing for our trip we were given information about Pack for a Purpose.  This was my first... Continue reading

Sherellia’s Story

Little did we know, some of our vacation time would turn into a spiritual experience. As we prepared for a trip of a lifetime to South Africa from the United States, our group decided to incorporate a service element. We researched opportunities on giving back with traveling and came across Little Eden Place, a home... Continue reading

From Canada to Costa Rica, A Family’s Meaningful PfaP Journey

When we first started planning our family vacation to Costa Rica in March 2016, we knew that in addition to exploring this beautiful country we also wanted to help out in some capacity. We started to do some research online and came across an organization called Pack for a Purpose. There were several projects listed... Continue reading