meaningful travel

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

Marie Tisserand’s Story

We recently visited Mabele School on our trip across Botswana, last August. We were very exited about it, as we had been preparing all the supplies and goodies for several months, collecting from our family and also from work colleagues. When I came to the office one morning, my desk was full of clothes, school... Continue reading

Ericka Baron’s Story

Families coming together to help children in India Traveling gives us the gift to explore our magnificent world, meet new people and live extraordinary experiences. It also opens our eyes to the challenging circumstances that many people live daily to meet their basic needs and have access to education. As my friend Laura and I... Continue reading

Carol Laidlaw’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose from a friend and decided to check it out as my husband and I would be in Namibia in December, 2012. Sure enough there was a drop off site near Windhoek so I asked my teacher friends if they had any supplies they would like to donate. We... Continue reading

Showers of Supplies for Punta Cana’s Projects

Once again I am delighted to share with you the generosity of a couple starting their lives together and express their joy by making a Big Impact on the community where their wedding took place. Generosity and concern for others is an incredible way to start a union. It affirms the values you will share... Continue reading

100 Books, Innumerable Joy!

We’re delighted to share traveler Miki Parker Skeen’s story about her recent Pack for a Purpose contribution. Have you packed for a purpose recently? We’d love to hear your story! My family recently visited the beautiful Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos. As a future teacher, I was most excited about an excursion to a... Continue reading

Children, Caring and Community

Our blog post this month comes from a wonderful traveler that we have recently been in touch with, Tara Cannon. I am a mother of two, passionate family traveler, and founder of Pint Size Pilot — a website dedicated to taking the fear out of travel with kids. When I read about Pack for a... Continue reading

Karen Gendal’s Story

I was so glad to read about Pack for a Purpose in Oprah Magazine. It was just the solution I was looking for – a way to balance out the luxury of an incredible trip to South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia by giving something back to the special places I would visiting. I brought school... Continue reading

Emily’s Story

Pack for a purpose is such a wonderful organization for helping average travelers become philanthropists. The awesome thing about packing that small amount of school supplies in your bag is that you get to see the smiles on the faces of the children who benefit from your donation. Mara Bushtops is a supporter of Pack... Continue reading