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Ricardo’s Story

My wife Tania and I decided to go for the the second time to Zanzibar, but we wanted the trip to be meaningful so we started looking for possible volunteering experiences during our stay. During that search, we found the Pack for a Purpose project. We feel that our experience Packing for a Purpose reflected... Continue reading

Dario’s Story

I knew the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda were hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and I wanted to do something to help.  After doing some research I found Pack for a Purpose.  I chose this organization because they provided me with a list of exactly what was needed and I felt... Continue reading

Sydni’s Story

My boyfriend and I recently took a trip to Galapagos Island to spend time soaking up the sun with the sea lions and giant turtles! We spent our entire trip outside hiking, bike riding, snorkeling and riding on the boat. Our favorite part of the trip was taking a boat ride to a giant rock... Continue reading

Gabriella’s Story

After visiting a low-income school in Jamaica, I became inspired to collect supplies and gently used books for schools in the Caribbean. During my visit this past January, I delivered my 4000th book for distribution, as well as my 500th pound of school supplies. During a visit last year, I distributed small goodie bags to... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

We made plans to join our local Jazz radio station for a trip to Panama for the Panama Jazz Festival with side trips to the canal.  As I always do – I checked to see if there was a Pack for a Purpose partner near where we would be.  Sure enough, there was Panama Trails. ... Continue reading

Rich’s Story

  We came from Ohio in the USA. For a six-day dirt road motorcycle ride in Ecuador with Ecuador Freedom Bike Rentals. We filled two backpacks with school supplies and hauled them for about three days until we found the remote school to receive the donations.     We gave them the backpacks and all... Continue reading

Mary Ellis’s Story

As a former Girl Scout Leader and community volunteer from Scarsdale, New York, I am inspired and aware of the needs of others, especially when it is easy to help.  I am living in Dubai, UAE now and had the opportunity to visit Kenya recently.  I was there before and knew how needy the schools... Continue reading

Sherry and Jesse Pettite’ s Story

    In 2013, my husband and I took our first trip to Ocho Rios Jamaica to celebrate our retirement.  The first couple we met were on their way to deliver suitcases if school supplies to children in schools in need.   They told us it was their seventh trip to support an organization called PfaP. ... Continue reading

Helen’s Story

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa and we wanted to do something positive whilst visiting. We asked the agents we travelled with, Central African Wilderness Safaris, to include a couple of schools they support in our itinerary. We were there for the month of September, but as the new school term didn’t... Continue reading

Lion’s Share of Supplies Provided by PfaP Travelers for Lion Sands

  With the help of the Pack For A Purpose programme, Lion Sands was so fortunate to receive over 420 kilos of needed supplies that were donated to the schools in the Huntington village. Some the these items included clothes for children and  adults, stationery (calculators, books, pens, pencils, educational books), toys, toiletries and shoes.... Continue reading