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Generosity Helping Environmental Education in the Southern Amazon

Cristalino Lodge, located in the south of the Brazilian Amazon, is protecting over 11,000 hectares of lush rainforest, where visitors are able to observe over 600 species of birds, 50 species of mammals, 1,400 species of plants and about 1,500 species of butterflies, with responsible tourism. Besides preserving this large area of ​​the Amazon rainforest,... Continue reading

Valerie’s Story

  My kids and I were super excited about upcoming trip to Kenya. We were looking forward to our Safari Adventure and spending some time at Diani Beach. However, we were most excited about “Packing for a Purpose “. We began soliciting friends for donations to present to the Boresha Maisha Children’s Home. We set... Continue reading

Damaris’ Story

Whenever I travel to a country with economic challenges, I wonder how to help the people I see around me. In my search for my 2019 vacation I found a great destination AND I found Pack for a Purpose. Traveling to Galapagos was my dream: a remote place filled with unique flora and fauna. I... Continue reading

Paulette’s Story

When my husband and I retired and began traveling to new destinations each year, I wanted to take items that would be useful to people living in less developed countries. I knew that people with good intentions have donated things that offend other cultures or had no practical use in some circumstances – so I... Continue reading

Scott’s Story

We discovered “Pack for a Purpose” before booking a long-overdue honeymoon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We stayed at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, a participating drop off location that supports communities near the Riviera Maya. There was plenty of room in our luggage to accommodate the school supplies we were taking down with us. We’ll... Continue reading

PfaP Traveler Educates and Donates Seeing Smiles Galore in Mexico

I was both thrilled and intrigued when I learned the Princess Resort I was going to be vacationing at in Mexico worked closely with Pack for a Purpose. As a dental hygienist, I was ecstatic to learn that toothbrushes and toothpaste were on the list of supplies needed, and immediately knew I could contribute more.... Continue reading

Blyde River Canyon Lodge in South Africa Partners with PfaP to Make a Big Impact

Not far from the world-famous Kruger National Park, the 4-star graded Blyde River Canyon Lodge is situated in the province of Mpumalanga (Zulu name for “the place where the sun rises”). Set alongside the sparkling waters of the Blyde River and sheltered by the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, the lodge offers local and international travellers a... Continue reading

Denise’s Story

We were heading to Belize and the Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, where we were staying, had information about Pack for a Purpose on their website.  We were only taking carry-on luggage but still managed to spare some room for educational supplies. In addition, when we learned that the local medical community was low on... Continue reading

Rhonda’s Story

My daughter and I decided to travel to South Africa for a once in a lifetime vacation.  We discovered Pack for a Purpose and that Kapama Game Reserve sponsored a school and an orphanage. We made some room in our suitcase to take some supplies and reached out to them. We were thrilled at the... Continue reading