meaningful travel

Stacy Frings Story

There is Always Room in Your Suitcase for This Great Cause! We have travelled to the BVI’s for the 4th time this summer, but it was the first time I knew to Pack for a Purpose!  When we went in 2019 I brought a few kids books and supplies to give back to this wonderful... Continue reading

Suzanne Black’s Story

We just returned from two indescribably lovely weeks in Zimbabwe’s Hwange and Mana Pools National Parks.  This trip was the third international trip for which we have Packed for a Purpose!  As two biology teachers (high school for me, college for my husband), we love to support education everywhere. We chose Project #1 at Linkwasha... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Joy in Jamaica

I am overjoyed that Pack for a Purposes resonates so strongly with so many. On July 6, 2021, my husband Scott and I were finally able to celebrate his postponed 71st birthday trip originally scheduled for late March, 2020. We chose to go to our first Sandals resort because Scott loves beaches and warm weather,... Continue reading

Maria’s Story

I was so excited to learn about Pack For a Purpose when getting ready for our vacation to Turks and Caicos.  I found the information when researching our resort, Ocean Club West.  I took advantage of back to school sales before we left Texas.  I’ve spent the past 31 years teaching elementary school.  I know... Continue reading

The Castelli Family’s Story

When we first booked our trip to Turks & Caicos, we were excited to learn about the Pack for a Purpose program. Our children are entering 5th & 6th grade and this was the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the importance of giving back to the community, even while traveling abroad. Our children are both fortunate... Continue reading

Mark Thacker’s Journey to the Board

The feature story below was written by Rob Lelio as part of an assignment for The Selling Power of Storytelling class, Spring 2021, at St. John Fisher College. Doctor Monica A. Hodis, Associate Professor of Marketing, selected Pack for a Purpose as a client for her class. Rob Lelio chose Mark Thacker as the person... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose and The Sandals Foundation – A Stupendous Success

The feature story below was written by Nick Pignato as part of an assignment for The Selling Power of Storytelling class, Spring 2021, at St. John Fisher College. Doctor Monica A. Hodis, Associate Professor of Marketing, selected Pack for a Purpose as a client for her class. Nick Pignato chose The Sandals Foundation and the... Continue reading

Leilena and Ian’s Story – Carry-On to Cabo

My husband and I first learned about Pack for a Purpose in 2019 as we researched safari lodging in Krueger National Park, South Africa. Reading about the accommodation’s partnership with Pack for a Purpose as well as their own charitable initiative, Pride ‘n Purpose made our decision to stay at Ulusaba an easy one. Ian... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

COVID-19 has had an extremely negative impact on global travel. On the plus side, borders are starting to open up again. As travel returns, PfaP travelers are more committed than ever to bringing needed supplies to the destinations they visit. The number of PfaP travelers has increased. They are going to countries such as Tanzania,... Continue reading

The Feil Family Story

Our family visited Tanzania in East Africa between June 3-17, 2021. We were grateful for the Pack for a Purpose program and the opportunity to support local schools safely during the global pandemic. Thank you for this tremendous program! Jill Feil with her family and their supplies We dropped off two backpacks filled with school... Continue reading