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Stephanie Miller’s Story

When visiting Nevis, I stayed at the No. 1 hotel on the island, Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. Prior to my stay, I learned the resort supports a local primary school through Pack for a Purpose. Forget the “rules” of waiting until your return trip to expand your suitcase – it was easy to fit crayons, pencils,... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

We’ve done Pack for a Purpose on several trips.  This time, India and Nepal were our destinations.  We were going to be gone for 16 days so the packing question was a big deal.  In the end, we managed a good-sized duffel of school supplies.  I had contacted IBEX Expeditions (which supports four projects in... Continue reading

Kay and Dennis Hall’s Story

We went to St. John’s Primary School, the project supported by Charbil Mar. The most exciting part of our trip was to visit the children. We had so many adventures but the hugs and the love from the students was by far the highlight of the trip. What an amazing experience.  I wanted to stay with... Continue reading

Lyndon’s Story

As part of a river cruise we were prompted to participate with Pack for a Purpose. A 7 kg bag of mainly school supplies and games with educational value. Our ship arrived ashore on the Mekong River at Angkor Ban a very small village with only one school in it.  We walked through the maze... Continue reading

Geri’s Story

  In January 2017 my friend and I headed to Nairobi, Kenya.  As a past Pack for a Purpose contributor, I contacted Rebecca from PfaP about Joy House Education Centre.  She put me in contact with Isaac.  We arranged for him to pick us up on our first full day in Nairobi, and take us to... Continue reading

Anna Gray and Peter Henschel’s Story

  My husband and I traveled to Botswana a few weeks ago and wanted to help children and women in need. We posted the list recommended by Pack for a Purpose in our Facebook group called The Village and received donations of school supplies, sports equipment, first aid supplies, and feminine hygiene products. We stuffed... Continue reading

Sinead O’Connell’s Story

I traveled to Kenya in 2015, and having been there before and taking a small amount of items, I saw how excited the children had been to get art supplies, so I decided next time I went that I wanted to do more. I’m not sure how, but I found Pack for a Purpose and it... Continue reading

Nancy’s Story

  My daughter and I traveled to Barbados this January and wanted to bring something for children. I looked on the Pack for a Purpose website to see recommendations and it was very helpful. We packed as much as we could fit in our suitcases – about 15 lbs….  school supplies and teacher’s supplies. The... Continue reading

Christy’s Story

10 Things I loved about Pack for a Purpose: 1) It is an amazing way to give back to the local community in Jamaica 2) The needs specific to the area are listed on the website so you bring items that are truly needed 3)  I love the name “Pack for a Purpose” because there... Continue reading

Chris & Melissa’s Story

We have made several Pack for a Purpose trips and it never ceases to amaze us. Not only is it so easy to give to those in need, but you meet incredible people along the way. This time, we ended up in beautiful Dominica, the nature island of the Caribbean. We brought a suitcase full... Continue reading