North America

Banyan Tree Branches Out to Join Pack for a Purpose

I am always humbled by the generosity of Pack for a Purpose travelers. We became participants with Pack for a Purpose in April of 2017, and we have already received many supplies for a school in our community from very generous travelers. These children benefit, on occasion, by tourism companies providing food and funds for... Continue reading

Shayla’s Story

  I was thrilled to meet Rebecca and Scott at the WashU Alumni event. When she told us about Pack for a Purpose, I was honored to be able to support her organization on our upcoming trip to Cancun.  Rebecca put me in contact with Ismerai Martinez of the Sandos project.Over the next several weeks,... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Provide Plentiful Supplies at Princess Hotels in Mexico

Pack for a Purpose is an organization created in 2009 in North Carolina, USA to help those most in need, providing articles they may need in their daily lives. This organization has grown thanks to the participation of committed citizens to improve the social environment of communities around the world. However, they’re not the only... Continue reading

The DeLorey Family Story

We had the pleasure of participating in the Pack for a Purpose program a few years back when we went to Curacao and again this past Christmas. This year we went to Puerta Vallarta and were connected with a wonderful community group called Entre Amigos. The Entre Amigos facility was a short 20 minute trip... Continue reading

Angie’s Story

  I learned about PfaP on the Princess Resort website. It was my first trip out of the country and I really wanted to participate. I felt so blessed and grateful to get to go on such a trip that I felt the least I could do to give back was to take supplies. It... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Magnify Supplies in San Pancho (San Francisco) Nayarit, Mexico!

My name is Caren Elkan-Spencer. My children and I own and operate San Pancho Rentals, a vacation rental agency servicing the quaint pueblo of San Francisco (San Pancho) in Nayarit, Mexico. Our guests travel year after year to this unique community mostly from the US and Canada, however, more and more travelers are coming from... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Give a Helping Hand at Princess Hotels in Mexico

At Princess Hotels in Riviera Maya, Mexico, we have been participating with Pack for a Purpose since 2015. Our community project is called Dame Una Mano (Give Me a Hand). Pack for a Purpose inspires people to help other people. They make it simple — they give you the information about what supplies are needed and how to... Continue reading

Churchill Canada Collects PfaP Supplies

Since Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) began partnering with Pack for a Purpose, the response has been overwhelming. Schools from the south have been bringing supplies with them to support fellow students, and participants in our learning vacations have been happy to have another way to support the community when they travel to Churchill! Participants... Continue reading

Praise for a PfaP Traveler

Becky Shedd is a PfaP traveler whose generous spirit and actions have made a Big Impact on two continents. Not only has Becky Packed for a Purpose in Turkey, but she also continued to spread the word about PfaP during her travels. Last year Becky visited Churchill, Canada, to see the polar bears and experience the wonders... Continue reading

Teaching Our Children The Art of Giving

My husband and I find giving much more rewarding than receiving. We are trying to teach our children that being happy and living surrounded by love are more important than any material object you can buy. We are trying to teach them that it is important to help those around us when we can. If... Continue reading