literacy

Laurel’s Story

A group of us have been vacationing on Ambergris Caye, Belize over the past 15 years. We were back at the end of February 2021, this time we decided to collect money and school supplies for Ambergris Caye Elementary School with Pack for a Purpose. It was an easy way to help give back to... Continue reading

Carolyn’s Story

Have you ever had a smile grab your hand and warm your heart? We have. Last Month, January 2021 we decided to visit Tanzania to promote it as a safe vacation destination. We filled bags full of needed school supplies for Onsea House’s project, Baraa School. Pack for a Purpose provided the list of requested... Continue reading

AB & G’s Story

On their family trip to Jamaica, sisters AB and G Packed for a Purpose to donate supplies to the schools supported by Beaches Negril Resort & Spa. Watch the video to see how they prepared to Pack for a Purpose! Continue reading

Carolyn’s Story

There are many December traditions. Tree decorating, menorah lighting, festive food sampling and multi celebration singing. For The Tualatin Rotary Club, December has always involved dictionaries. For years, every third grade student in Tualatin, has been gifted a dictionary by Rotary. The books are ordered and given dedication plates. They are then delivered to each... Continue reading

The Coggins Family’s Story

My husband, Steve, and I are honored to be friends with the Pack for a Purpose founder, Rebecca Rothney and her wonderful husband, Scott! We were excited to finally be able to take a safe trip to Aruba after having to cancel five other trips due to Covid. We chose the project which provides school... Continue reading

Dana’s Story

My husband and I have been “Packing for a Purpose” for many, many years.  We just returned home from Sandals Negril Beach & Resort in Jamaica and took a small school supply donation. I want to stress that every little bit helps! There should always be room in your heart and your bag for someone... Continue reading

Maki’s Story

This was my second time participating in the Pack for a Purpose initiative. This time my family and I visited Dominican Republic. Along with the help of another organization called “Not Just Tourists,” I was able to bring three big suitcases. Two of them had a lot of different medical supplies and one suitcase had... Continue reading

Laura’s Story

While looking up what to pack for my first trip to Africa, I came across Pack for a Purpose. After doing some research into it I realized it was a very good way of giving to others. When I found out I was going back to Africa for a second time I started getting things... Continue reading

Angela’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose when my husband and I traveled to South Africa for our honeymoon in 2017. My husband and I were staying at the Ant’s Nest lodge and PfaP was mentioned on the lodge’s website. Although I had to pack very light as I would be traveling for several... Continue reading

Sandos Guests Show the Big Impact Travelers Can Make by Packing for a Purpose

We want to highlight the amazing work done in Mexico by the Sandos Foundation. They have been Pack for a Purpose participants since 2016. They support Ayúdanos a Ayudar, a non-profit program created by Sandos Hotels & Resorts, that benefits the communities in the Maya Zone, supports local schools, and collaborates with organizations that contribute... Continue reading