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The Martin Family’s Story

It is always wonderful to see travelers who choose to make Packing for a Purpose part of all of their journeys. We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Alex Martin and her family for being such travelers. Below is a compilation of their three experiences Packing for a Purpose in the Caribbean and the... Continue reading

Shelly’s Story

Our first Pack for a Purpose experience was very rewarding. Our extra suitcase was used to bring requested items to the Rochina Favella in Brasil. We packed games, puzzles, dictionaries for the schools and blank CDs, iPods, chargers and USB cables for the Dj school. We were given a full tour of the Favela and... Continue reading

Robyn’s Story

This is our second time Packing for a Purpose. Last year we brought a small bag of school supplies to our destination, and when our friends saw our social media posts about it, they wanted to contribute. In the fall we had an open house and people brought a bunch of supplies and money to... Continue reading

Julie’s Story

After 30 years as a travel agent and 20 years owning and operating my travel agency, Vacations To Remember, I have been to the Caribbean quite a bit. I bring school supplies with me to the islands every time I travel, and this year I travelled to St. Lucia. I decided to get other local... Continue reading

Katie’s Story

Our family has had the opportunity to “Pack for a Purpose” twice in the past two years and are very grateful and appreciative for this unique experience. We first “Packed for a Purpose” on our trip to Costa Rica in 2016. What a simple, yet impactful concept! “Make your travels meaningful. Simply use a small... Continue reading

Jess’s Story

This year my husband and I went on the trip of a lifetime. We spent three amazing weeks in Africa, kicking off our journey in Zanzibar. Just before our trip I heard about Pack for a Purpose and immediately knew it was a cause I should support. Africa is home to some of the world’s... Continue reading

Rene’s Story

I Packed for a Purpose when I recently visited Toka Leya Wilderness Safaris lodge outside of Livingstone, Zambia.  The school the lodge is working with, Twabuka Middle Basic School, has only five classrooms for close to 300 students in grade levels 1 through 9. The community and the Wilderness Safaris lodge have a partnership that... Continue reading

Angie’s Story

  I learned about PfaP on the Princess Resort website. It was my first trip out of the country and I really wanted to participate. I felt so blessed and grateful to get to go on such a trip that I felt the least I could do to give back was to take supplies. It... Continue reading

Tara’s Story

  What a brilliant idea to Pack for a Purpose. I always used to give clothes I didn’t need anymore to people who needed them when I travelled, but this is an organised way to give what is actually needed where it is needed. We were lucky enough to stay at the iconic Twelve Apostles... Continue reading

Michele’s Story

We took our small children on their first major vacation to Costa Rica in May 2017, and wanted to teach them good values, the responsibility to do for others and to appreciate what life has given them. We decided to Pack for a Purpose for a local children’s charity where we were staying, Cepia through... Continue reading