literacy

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

Rakhie Rosiek’s Story

Freddy Gomes the participant from Mindelo Apartments on Cape Verde Islands helped us connect with Ari who runs the project they support, Xplicaçao de Ari. I felt very blessed my children and I had the opportunity to meet the children he helps. Ari is an amazing person. He helps children with extra lessons for free.... Continue reading

Bill Weller’s Story

Our introduction to Pack for a Purpose was in the booking material provided by our travel planner, Extraordinary Journeys. The lodge where we stayed, Serra Cafema, is located on the Kunene River in the remote northwest corner of Namibia and is operated by Wilderness Safaris.   Serra Cafema wrote that the Marienfluss Mobile School provides... Continue reading

The Coolwater Receives Supplies from Some Cool PfaP Travelers

The Coolwater in Thailand has directed some of its earnings to local charities in Phuket as part of our community outreach for many years. However, a couple of months ago, we decided to change that and see what we could do for the Hill Tribe children of Northern Thailand, as we are already close to... Continue reading

The Martin Family’s Story

It is always wonderful to see travelers who choose to make Packing for a Purpose part of all of their journeys. We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Alex Martin and her family for being such travelers. Below is a compilation of their three experiences Packing for a Purpose in the Caribbean and the... Continue reading

Shelly’s Story

Our first Pack for a Purpose experience was very rewarding. Our extra suitcase was used to bring requested items to the Rochina Favella in Brasil. We packed games, puzzles, dictionaries for the schools and blank CDs, iPods, chargers and USB cables for the Dj school. We were given a full tour of the Favela and... Continue reading

Robyn’s Story

This is our second time Packing for a Purpose. Last year we brought a small bag of school supplies to our destination, and when our friends saw our social media posts about it, they wanted to contribute. In the fall we had an open house and people brought a bunch of supplies and money to... Continue reading

Julie’s Story

After 30 years as a travel agent and 20 years owning and operating my travel agency, Vacations To Remember, I have been to the Caribbean quite a bit. I bring school supplies with me to the islands every time I travel, and this year I travelled to St. Lucia. I decided to get other local... Continue reading