philanthropic giving

Pack for a Purpose’s 4G Network

There is much discussion about  3G networks, 4G networks, and 5G networks. 5G Networks are touted to be better and faster. This may well be the case with cell phones. However, at Pack for a Purpose, the 4G Network is efficient, impactful, and makes every trip a traveler takes go farther than the miles they... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

My husband and I would frequently travel across the world with another married couple, including several trips to Costa Rica. Unfortunately, my friend lost her husband, and my husband lost his oldest and best friend last fall. As we planned our trip to Costa Rica this year, I knew that I needed something to combat... Continue reading

Gary’s Story

A group of us have just visited the Angkor Ban English Class school with a Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Our group Gary, Fran, Cathy and Phil from Melbourne, Australia donated 20 Yamaha Flute Recorders to the English language class. The children will now be able to practice music lessons from their primary school at... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose and Outback Adventures Make a Big Impact Together

Outback Adventures Dominican Republic and Pack for a Purpose have been working together for many years. For us, Pack for a Purpose is the perfect opportunity to help those who need it the most, through the kindness of our guests. Being a Pack for a Purpose participant represents the perfect way to show our gratitude... Continue reading

Amee’s Story

For the past 20 years, I have been fortunate enough to travel around the USA and Mexico. I have often eaten at wonderful restaurants, stayed at lavish properties, and spent money on silly trinkets that I didn’t really need. When reflecting back on some of the areas I’ve traveled to and people less fortunate, I... Continue reading

Mark’s Story

The JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University has been taking its members on trips around the world for years. We all love to see the plants and gardens these new places are growing and are always seeking to connect our members not only to the landscapes but to the places we visit. Pack for... Continue reading

Barbara’s Story

My partner and I visited Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa in 2018 where we heard about Pack for a Purpose.  We returned again in January 2020, only this time we wanted to put something back into the local community.  It was only a small donation of educational materials, some over the counter medicines, and... Continue reading

Brandi and Michael’s Story

My husband and I visited Placencia last year and fell in love with the village. We decided to return this year and give back to the community. We delivered school supplies and soccer balls to the elementary school after finding their needs list on the Pack for a Purpose website. It was such a rewarding... Continue reading

Todd and Tonya’s Story

In January 2020, my wife, Tonya, and I headed to Havana to celebrate our 30-year wedding anniversary. We wanted to make sure we added more purpose to our visit, especially given the many needs in Cuba, so we reached out to our friends Rebecca and Scott Rothney at Pack for a Purpose. Rebecca directed us... Continue reading

Sal Shares with Students After Climbling Kilimanjaro

Ever since I began travelling independently at 23, I’ve always been conscious of the challenges developing countries face. In October 2019 I decided to return to Africa. This time to Tanzania in the hope to tackle the extreme challenge of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Again, my ethos came back into play – if I was going to... Continue reading