literacy

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

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