meaningful travel

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

A Summit of Success – PfaP and Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge

The feature story below was written by Johnathan Letta 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. Johnathan Letta chose Marcus Cotton as the person... Continue reading

Angie’s Journey to the Board

The global community has always been welcoming and endearing towards me. My Dad, as a lover of the sea, introduced me to the joy of traveling to remote destinations apart from tourist attractions and crowds, where we could dine with locals and even meet their families. I studied abroad in San Sabastian, Spain, and anticipated... Continue reading

Kristen’s Journey to the Board

The feature story below was written by Gregory Ingraham 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. Gregory Ingraham chose Marcus Cotton as the person... Continue reading

Sherry’s Story

I had the privilege of some rewarding experiences in donating art and recreation supplies for a helpful project for The Children of Promise in New York City. I enjoyed taking the subway with my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter from Brooklyn into Manhattan to the exciting area of Times Square. A nearby hotel, The Chatwal, graciously... Continue reading

Katie’s Story

My colleagues and I travel yearly to Belize (except this last year sadly) and work closely with conservation groups and the Belize Zoo. The Belize Zoo is a drop off point for this program. We contacted our donors and brought 11 backpacks stuffed with supplies for local schools in January 2020. We are mainly a... Continue reading