philanthropic giving

PfaP Supplies Support Song Saa’s Projects

Our guests in Song Saa are touched by the work we do with our local communities and get involved in different levels; one of them is the “Pack for a Purpose” initiative that has helped us reach out to over 3000 people in the Koh Rong Archipelago and provide more than 40 kg worth of... Continue reading

Girls Supplies Go to Southern Africa

Once again (thanks to frequent flyer miles) my husband and I were able to travel to southern Africa and take four suitcases for Wilderness Safaris’ Children in the Wilderness projects. The Children in the Wilderness program operates in several countries in southern Africa. We were fortunate enough to visit three of those countries. This trip... Continue reading

Bill Weller’s Story

Our introduction to Pack for a Purpose was in the booking material provided by our travel planner, Extraordinary Journeys. The lodge where we stayed, Serra Cafema, is located on the Kunene River in the remote northwest corner of Namibia and is operated by Wilderness Safaris.   Serra Cafema wrote that the Marienfluss Mobile School provides... Continue reading

The Coolwater Receives Supplies from Some Cool PfaP Travelers

The Coolwater in Thailand has directed some of its earnings to local charities in Phuket as part of our community outreach for many years. However, a couple of months ago, we decided to change that and see what we could do for the Hill Tribe children of Northern Thailand, as we are already close to... Continue reading

The Martin Family’s Story

It is always wonderful to see travelers who choose to make Packing for a Purpose part of all of their journeys. We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Alex Martin and her family for being such travelers. Below is a compilation of their three experiences Packing for a Purpose in the Caribbean and the... Continue reading

Shelly’s Story

Our first Pack for a Purpose experience was very rewarding. Our extra suitcase was used to bring requested items to the Rochina Favella in Brasil. We packed games, puzzles, dictionaries for the schools and blank CDs, iPods, chargers and USB cables for the Dj school. We were given a full tour of the Favela and... Continue reading

Art created with PfaP supplies helps raise funds at “Bite of Belize”

Pack for a Purpose travelers make a Big Impact in the communities they visit. A perfect example of this is the news we received from Turtle Inn in Belize.   The First Lady of Belize, Ms. Kim Simplis Barrow, and Coppola’s Turtle Inn GM Martin Krediet recently went to the Inspiration Center in Belize City... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Deliver Joy and Supplies in Belize

One of the core beliefs here at the Cotton Tree Lodge is being mindful. Whether it is manifested in the hiring of our staff, the design of our excursions, or how our guests are treated, we truly believe that traveling must be undertaken with intent, joy, and kindness. That is why we have partnered up with some... Continue reading

Robyn’s Story

This is our second time Packing for a Purpose. Last year we brought a small bag of school supplies to our destination, and when our friends saw our social media posts about it, they wanted to contribute. In the fall we had an open house and people brought a bunch of supplies and money to... Continue reading

Julie’s Story

After 30 years as a travel agent and 20 years owning and operating my travel agency, Vacations To Remember, I have been to the Caribbean quite a bit. I bring school supplies with me to the islands every time I travel, and this year I travelled to St. Lucia. I decided to get other local... Continue reading