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Sharon’s Story

This spring NPR aired a story featuring Ms. Rothney and I decided to “pack for a purpose” as I got ready to go to Peru. I chose to take supplies to the very small village of Infierno on the outskirts of Puerto Maldonado on the Tambopata River, a tributary of the Amazon. The residents of... Continue reading

Alan and Martin’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose from my wife Sue. In February of 2013 we traveled to Cambodia and she brought art supplies for a school in San Reap. When my cousin Martin and I decided we needed a break from a freezing NYC winter, we decided Guatemala sounded like the perfect place.... Continue reading

“PfaPing” in Panama Take Two!

I can’t remember where I first heard about Pack for a Purpose, but I immediately knew it would be a good fit for our family. As a family travel blogger, my children have had the opportunity to visit some amazing places. Our involvement with Pack for a Purpose has allowed us to not only learn... Continue reading

Lyn’s Story

My daughter and I traveled to Belize for Easter break. We packed an extra suitcase with school supplies, including: paper, pencils, rulers, flashcards, and book bags, etc., for the school the Turtle Inn supports in Placencia. The school was the second stop on our trip. First we went to Blancaneaux Lodge which is in the... Continue reading

Terrific Time in the Turks and Caicos!

Early in the morning, before the sun was up on May 17th, we started our Pack for a Purpose trip to the Turks and Caicos. My husband Scott and I had been invited as guests by the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa to participate in a Reading Road Trip. All of the... Continue reading

Astrid’s Story

I visited the school in Dundlod upon the suggestion from Pack for a Purpose and found such a good project. The R.E.A.D.S. School is exclusively for children of the lowest caste which usually are discriminated by the other castes. They get a good education there in the school and, with that, a real chance to... Continue reading

Partnering With PfaP – A Win-Win in Tanzania!

Partnering up with Pack for a Purpose reminds us of why It Started in Africa started our business: To make sure the tours we offer are fair to our customers and also benefit the local communities. The truth is, most tourists do not remember that they can make a difference by just packing something extra... Continue reading

Supplies Bring Smiles in Costa Rica

The Family Schmid (owners) and all the Capitán Suizo Hotel Team wants to extend their thanks to their many guests who have “Packed for a Purpose” on their recent vacations to Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Because of their efforts, many kilos of supplies have been delivered to children in the local schools. One of their guests,... Continue reading

Yogam’s Story

When four of us (two couples) were planning a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam, I came across PfaP on the Shinta Mani Club Hotel, Siem Reap website. It seemed like a wonderful idea and we planned the itinerary in such a way that Siem Reap was our first destination so we could drop off the... Continue reading