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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

CC’s Story

My beautiful daughter Chelsea Arnold and her handsome new husband Matthew Arnold got married in the Dominican Republic last week. Our family wanted to leave more than just memories of our visit, so we contacted Pack for a Purpose and we have nothing but AWESOME things to say about this wonderful organization. I highly recommend... Continue reading

Tammy’s Story

In April my husband and I participated in Pack for A Purpose for the second time.  This time we visited a school in the mountain community of Anqoto Misminay, Peru.  As with our first trip, we were able to visit the school and deliver the items in person. It was a remarkable experience to meet... Continue reading

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