Impactful Travel

Sometimes PfaP is for The Birds

Many of our participants have loyal guests who return again and again and always Pack for a Purpose. The pandemic has severely limited travel and therefore, the amount of supplies being received being received by the community projects on our website. So it is with exceptional joy that we want to share the experience of... Continue reading

Professionals Who Make PfaP Possible

Pack for a Purpose has benefitted from the talents and skills of many professionals who have volunteered their time to support our all-volunteer non-profit. A great idea is only a vision until somebody gives it shape and form. In the case of Pack for a Purpose, my vision took shape and form when Justin Scheef,... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Exemplify Generosity at Original Group’s Resorts

Due to economic problems, and many other difficulties, thousands of children all over the world drop out of school, being forced by the circumstances to start working at an early age. Sadly, many of them get involved in criminal activities and/or fall into addictions. In Mexico, and specifically in Riviera Maya communities, this issue affects... Continue reading

The Cate Family’s Story

  My family had a dive trip to Belize scheduled for March 2020. Covid canceled that. We rescheduled a few times and finally got to experience the gorgeous country in August ‘21. I work at a local shelter. So when I saw the connection with Pack & the Hopkins Humane Society, I knew I needed... Continue reading

Stacy Frings Story

There is Always Room in Your Suitcase for This Great Cause! We have travelled to the BVI’s for the 4th time this summer, but it was the first time I knew to Pack for a Purpose!  When we went in 2019 I brought a few kids books and supplies to give back to this wonderful... Continue reading

Suzanne Black’s Story

We just returned from two indescribably lovely weeks in Zimbabwe’s Hwange and Mana Pools National Parks.  This trip was the third international trip for which we have Packed for a Purpose!  As two biology teachers (high school for me, college for my husband), we love to support education everywhere. We chose Project #1 at Linkwasha... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Joy in Jamaica

I am overjoyed that Pack for a Purposes resonates so strongly with so many. On July 6, 2021, my husband Scott and I were finally able to celebrate his postponed 71st birthday trip originally scheduled for late March, 2020. We chose to go to our first Sandals resort because Scott loves beaches and warm weather,... Continue reading

Maria’s Story

I was so excited to learn about Pack For a Purpose when getting ready for our vacation to Turks and Caicos.  I found the information when researching our resort, Ocean Club West.  I took advantage of back to school sales before we left Texas.  I’ve spent the past 31 years teaching elementary school.  I know... Continue reading

The Castelli Family’s Story

When we first booked our trip to Turks & Caicos, we were excited to learn about the Pack for a Purpose program. Our children are entering 5th & 6th grade and this was the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the importance of giving back to the community, even while traveling abroad. Our children are both fortunate... Continue reading

Mark Thacker’s Journey to the Board

The feature story below was written by Rob Lelio as part of an assignment for The Selling Power of Storytelling class, Spring 2021, at St. John Fisher College. Doctor Monica A. Hodis, Associate Professor of Marketing, selected Pack for a Purpose as a client for her class. Rob Lelio chose Mark Thacker as the person... Continue reading