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Lindsay’s Story

My husband and I travelled to Uganda in the summer this year and it was there that we discovered PfaP whilst staying in one of the lodges in the remote area of Bwindi Forest.  As soon as we booked our trip to Costa Rica in November we were keen to participate and so chose a... Continue reading

Michele’s Story

Our family of 5 was planning a trip to Tanzania to see the Great Migration as well as other parts of this beautiful country. We also wanted to try to do something for the kids/people of Tanzania and in our research came across the Pack for a Purpose organization. This was exactly what we were... Continue reading

Multi-Generational Family Commits to Packing for a Purpose in Kenya

We first became aware of Pack for a Purpose 10 years ago in connection with a safari trip to Botswana and Zambia.  Once we learned of the program, we connected that knowledge with the fact that our air carrier, South African Airways, allowed us two free bags each, but our small planes between safari camps... Continue reading

Rorie’s Story

I discovered Pack for a Purpose on my first trip to Africa several years ago and reached out again to Rebecca, the Founder for my trip in June 2022.  I was able (with help from some friends) to deliver approximately 20 pounds each to three different participating nonprofits. I had an overnight layover in Johannesburg... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

Even though the world was still dealing with a pandemic in January of 2021, there were still people compelled to travel who made a Big Impact in this most critical time. Pack for a Purpose was truly encouraged that with everything that was going on, PfaP travelers still made a point of supporting community projects... Continue reading

Make Waves when you Pack for a Purpose and Cruise with Charter Yacht Society

Crewed charter yachts in the British Virgin Islands offer a unique and personalized vacation experience. From the moment the booking takes place, the discourse between the guests wishing to vacation and the crew running the boat begins. By the time guests are ready to join the boat, a relationship has been formed. “What can we... Continue reading

Shayla’s Story

  Our wonderful friends Rebecca and Scott were very excited to hear that we were traveling to St. Maarten!  We delivered a suitcase of supplies to Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.  Before my travels, I corresponded with Joan Samson, the resort manager to sync up on a good time/day to drop off the supplies. St.... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose & Naia Resort Making an Impact on Communities in Southern Belize

At Naia Resort and Spa in Placencia, Belize, one of our primary goals is to help our guests create wholesome new experiences that reinvigorate and strengthen their passion and zest for life. This goal is emphasized and expressed through every aspect of our warm, welcoming, and free-spirited nature. It is woven into the fabric of... Continue reading

From Raleigh to Zambia, Gratitude Takes Flight

  Wilderness Safaris states “we believe in creating life-changing journeys” and they certainly changed ours! From the beginning Wilderness Safaris has believed in our mission .The belief of such a high profile and well respected company added much  recognition for Pack for a Purpose when we were an unknow entity. We are forever grateful. My... Continue reading

Tourists’ Generosity Post-Covid breaks all records in Cristo Rey, Belize!

    Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller Together our guests’ donations make a substantial impact on some of the needs in our village and surrounding area. Lucky Dreamer Lodge is a modest 2-bungalow, family-run property located in the foothills of the Mountain Pine Ridge in... Continue reading