meaningful travel

Pepe and Carmen’s Story

My wife and I planned our trip to South Africa and Victoria Falls. We were flying to Livingstone, and as I was looking for a transfer from the airport to our hotel, I saw the link for Pack for Purpose on the website of Safpar, the company that finally organised the transport for us. I... Continue reading

Kanti’s Story

My friend and I were planning a vacation to Vietnam. On the internal “My Communities” page on the website for the place where I work, I read about this organization, “Pack for a Purpose.” I quickly checked if there were any participants located in Vietnam that I could deliver supplies to while on my trip,... Continue reading

Tara’s Story

We recently went on a family vacation to the Mayan Riviera. We packed two backpacks filled various school supplies, toys, hair brushes, socks, and many other things weighing 10lbs. We made a special trip with our children on Sunday afternoon, hiring a private shuttle to bring us to the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Spa... Continue reading

“Soles” Arrive in South Africa

Kwa Maritane sponsors a local primary school that educates 410 scholars from families with little to no income. During 2013 many of these children were left orphaned. While hosting an annual Christmas party for the children, we observed that many of our students either had no shoes, or the toes of the shoe had been cut... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to report that in all areas, our numbers are growing! Since the beginning of January 2014, we have added 26 new lodgings and tour companies to the website. Pack for a Purpose travelers brought over 8,000 kilos of supplies to their destinations in 2013. These 8,000 kilos contributed to... Continue reading

Guests Make a Big Impact at Turtle Inn

Francis Ford Coppola Resorts, Central America started to team up with Pack for a Purpose in 2013. Since then, our guests at the Turtle Inn in Belize have donated 354 lbs. of supplies for local schools in Seine Bight, Placencia and Monkey River Village. Placencia Humane Society also continues to get a steady supply of pet... Continue reading

Amazing Luxury Link Auction 2014

Luxury Link, our wonderful partner, held its auction for 2014 on behalf of Pack for a Purpose in January with excellent results. The winning bid for the fabulous five-night package to the luxurious Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort in Curacao was $1,750.00. 100% of the proceeds went to Pack for a Purpose. This was... Continue reading

Nancy’s Story

  I was going on safari to Tanzania the first 2 weeks in February and the trip included one night at Gibb’s Farm, a PfaP partner. I emailed the trip leader in advance about PfaP so other travelers would bring school supplies. I dropped off a whole small duffle of things I brought and the Manager seemed very grateful.... Continue reading

From Love on the Airwaves to MORE Love

How one intern’s favorite TV show translated into a Big Impact in South Africa  Our very first intern, Karen, came to work very excited. The evening before, along with her family, she had watched her favorite show, “The Bachelor.” They always DVR the show to watch it at their convenience. As the show began, the... Continue reading

Susan’s Story

My husband and I were heading to Nepal recently for a three week trek and thought of taking some small gifts to give to the local kids along the way.  After reading about the disadvantages of doing that, I searched the net for an alternative and came across Pack for a Purpose where I could... Continue reading