literacy

Susan’s Story

We found out about your wonderful organization when we were preparing for our trip to Barbados and our stay at the Yellow Bird Hotel. To all our Facebook friends who travel: this is a world-wide organization which makes it SO EASY to give something to the communities we are all lucky enough to be able... Continue reading

Stephan’s Story

As a teacher of a 10th grade class I wanted to pack school items for Molibany Primary School in Masai Mara, Kenya as I stayed at Entim Camp for a couple of days in September 2018. I told my class (10th grade) about the project and they wanted to help, too. They collected a lot... Continue reading

Gabriella’s Story

During a trip to Beaches Negril, I donated my 5500th book to a Negril school affiliated with the Sandals Foundation.  I brought over 500 books and 50 pounds of school supplies.  I learned about the immense need at the schools, after visiting an early childhood school when I was in 2d grade.  I started a... Continue reading

Erica’s Story

I became familiar with Pack for Purpose this year while attending a business trip with my husband in Curacao. I was deeply touched by just donating basic items that we take for granted can make such an impact in someone else’s life. So when we planned our Christmas holiday vacation to Cartagena, Colombia, I knew... Continue reading

Samantha’s Story

My free day in Arusha (I actually drug along some friends I made on my G trip as they were waiting for an evening flight) I/we visited Baraa Primary School in the Moshono area of Arusha. First we shopped for the school’s newly begun “art program”. We were able to purchase some paints, paintbrushes, colored... Continue reading

Samantha’s Story

While we save and sacrifice to make our annual family Turks & Caicos vacation possible and love the bubble of ease and luxury and fun that our resort provides, it’s important for us to remember (and most importantly teach our children) that no matter where you are in the world, you can always help: whether... Continue reading

Melody’s Story

On a work  trip to the Turks & Caicos I chose to be a Pack for a Purpose traveler. I visited the Oceta Jolly Primary School with the GM of Ocean Club Resorts (where I was staying) that works with the school. The boys were competing to see who could carry my suitcase. Even though... Continue reading

Sherry’s Story

Top Bucket List Trip Meant More Than Expected My husband and I have dreamed about taking a trip to Africa. After searching for just the perfect trip for over five years, we finally found it. We wanted almost exclusively safaris which we found in Kenya and Tanzania.  We planned it 8 months in advance which... Continue reading

Brendan’s Story

I had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica this summer with my family. Shortly before my trip I found out about Pack for a Purpose. I got busy collecting items from school and my community.  I filled two backpacks with school supplies, sports equipment, and even some essential oil first aid products. It was... Continue reading

The Meade Family Story

  We have visited the Saruni Mara Lodge in Kenya for several years.  We appreciate how Saruni works within the community to share the benefits of tourism. We have always enjoyed seeing the local school and church when driving from the camp onto the plains. It is wonderful to see the children enjoying their school... Continue reading