literacy

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

Patty’s Story

When my family traveled to South Africa in 2000, we took over a huge bag of sports equipment, dictionaries, atlases, school supplies, and so on. However, when I was looking at staying at The Havannah Resort I discovered Pack for a Purpose and loved the idea! My friend and I Packed for a Purpose and... Continue reading

Tanya’s Story

I was travelling to Fiji for a work conference and found Pack and Purpose initiative online. What a fantastic idea! My company RCI Asia Pacific donated some funds and I purchased items that were listed on the Pack for a Purpose website: crayons, pencils, flash cards, wall charts, general stationary supplies, etc. I choose to... Continue reading

Sammi’s Story

In December 2017, I was turning 13 and taking a family vacation to Curacao for my bat mitzvah. I wanted to find a way to give back and help the community and I found Pack for a Purpose. At home I spent my birthday money and bought school supplies, crafts, board games, and clothing for... Continue reading

Nakia’s Story

Several members of my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, headed to Playa del Carmen to celebrate our anniversary of pledging together. Sisters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter, commit to a lifetime of Service, Scholarship and Sisterhood. With service being a key tenet of the organization, our group knew we wanted to incorporate... Continue reading

Julia’s Story

First it is important to note the Pack for a Purpose website was easy to navigate from finding your travel destination to supplies desperately needed. My travels took me through parts of Kenya, East Africa. Even with baggage weight restrictions, I found it was still manageable to include much needed items for the Mara Rianda... Continue reading

Courtney’s Story

I was on a climbing tour of Ecuador and at the end of the trip I spent a few days in the Amazon using the travel agency Soleq Travel in Quito. I collected school and personal supplies in the USA from friends and family. Diego, the owner of Soleq, took me to Refugio de los... Continue reading