Impactful Travel

Eric’s Story

As travelers, we know plans do not always go smoothly. In Eric’s case, he took a problem and repurposed it into an opportunity. The entire point of our website is to be sure travelers are bringing needed supplies to places that will absolutely take them to the community projects they support; thus eliminating logistical issues... Continue reading

Delivering Delight in the Dominican Republic

When Outback Adventures was founded 17 years ago, our goal was to ensure that every tourist that chooses our tour got to see a bit more of the real Dominican Republic than just the beautiful beaches and five star hotels. We work closely with farmers and producing families to maintain a fair trade market. We... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Flow into Southeast Asia

Buffalo Tours frequently corresponds with us about the benefit of their partnership with Pack for a Purpose. Their generous guests in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos continue to “Pack for a Purpose.” One of their most recent guests, Kanti, who traveled with them in Cambodia, was able to provide many supplies for the students at... Continue reading

One Accommodation Makes a Big Impact!

As the first and currently only accommodation on Anguilla to participate with Pack for a Purpose, Frangipani Beach Resort has been thrilled with the wonderful response from our generous guests to give back to the local community. We delivered our second installment of supplies to Anguilla’s Blowing Point Youth Development Center and got to chat with some... Continue reading

Sharon’s Story

This spring NPR aired a story featuring Ms. Rothney and I decided to “pack for a purpose” as I got ready to go to Peru. I chose to take supplies to the very small village of Infierno on the outskirts of Puerto Maldonado on the Tambopata River, a tributary of the Amazon. The residents of... Continue reading

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

Rebecca’s Story

It started with a desire to downsize and some snorkel gear. Living in Minnesota we didn’t need the snorkel gear and we were heading for Costa Rica. After checking Pack for a Purpose we not only found a home for the snorkel gear but with a little pre-trip shopping we filled an extra bag with... Continue reading

Guests “Rock” at Table Rock

Growing up as a middle class Catholic School girl in North Florida, I spent hours daydreaming about a romantic and adventurous life as a Peace Corps volunteer in far-flung locales. I imagined I would save the world and live in exciting places. Instead, upon growing older, I began a career in the United States as... Continue reading

Proudly Supporting Pack for a Purpose

When we, at Entim Camp in Kenya’s Masai Mara, heard about the Pack for a Purpose initiative we loved the idea and were keen to get involved. We appreciated the way that it would enable our guests to help out in such a simple way and that we too could help support the local community.... Continue reading