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Gwen’s Story

Our family was traveling to Aruba so I checked online to find a way to support someone in need. I came upon the Pack for a Purpose website and found a partner there. In the weeks leading up to, our trip we looked for books to take along. We ended up taking 89 books in... Continue reading

Jeanne and Mark’s Story

Not only did I Pack for a Purpose but I went a little crazy and ended up with a 60lb suitcase full of toothbrushes, school supplies, cutting boards, toys, seeds & planting tools (had to redistribute the weight at the last minute and put some in our luggage until we got through the airport 🙂 It... Continue reading

With PfaP, Giving is Receiving

Outback Adventures is an Adventure Tour Company located in the Dominican Republic. We offer travelers to our island, a unique experience on getting to know the real island life outside the resorts and learn about our culture and history. Since we founded the company back in 1997, it was agreed that supporting the community should... Continue reading

The Martin Family’s Story

Once our family became involved with Pack for a Purpose, we knew we wanted to participate every time we traveled. We started planning a trip to Aruba long ago. This time, my brother and I collected funds from friends to pool with our own and went shopping for items on the request list posted by... Continue reading

Rebecca Sheed’s Story

I love working with Pack for a Purpose.  My recent trip to Romania was made even better when I found a  company  among the Pack for a Purpose supporters.  I had made arrangements with Click2Travel Romania to come to my hotel to pick up the supplies I’d brought – wow! Talk about service.  As we... Continue reading

Katie’s Story

Our family has had the opportunity to “Pack for a Purpose” twice in the past two years and are very grateful and appreciative for this unique experience. We first “Packed for a Purpose” on our trip to Costa Rica in 2016. What a simple, yet impactful concept! “Make your travels meaningful. Simply use a small... Continue reading

Alicia’s Story

My husband and I recently took our honeymoon to the US Virgin Islands. Before we left, we looked online to see where we could help out and what was needed there. After doing some research, I loaded up my children and, with our needs list from Pack for a Purpose, we set out for a... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers at the Calabash Come Through for the Community!

Recently voted as the #1 Hotel in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor travelers, Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa is a 30 suite family-run hotel located on the pristine shores of L’Anse Aux Epines beach in the south of the beautiful island of Grenada. At Calabash, our guests enjoy 5 star service and luxury within a... Continue reading

Roberta and Terry Omin’s Story

In planning our safari in Tanzania our travel planners suggested a visit to Rhotia Valley Children’s Village and to stay at their tent lodge.  We were glad to have the opportunity to visit the orphanage. As we were preparing for our trip we were given information about Pack for a Purpose.  This was my first... Continue reading

Sherellia’s Story

Little did we know, some of our vacation time would turn into a spiritual experience. As we prepared for a trip of a lifetime to South Africa from the United States, our group decided to incorporate a service element. We researched opportunities on giving back with traveling and came across Little Eden Place, a home... Continue reading