philanthropic giving

PfaP Supplies Flow into Southeast Asia

Buffalo Tours frequently corresponds with us about the benefit of their partnership with Pack for a Purpose. Their generous guests in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos continue to “Pack for a Purpose.” One of their most recent guests, Kanti, who traveled with them in Cambodia, was able to provide many supplies for the students at... Continue reading

One Accommodation Makes a Big Impact!

As the first and currently only accommodation on Anguilla to participate with Pack for a Purpose, Frangipani Beach Resort has been thrilled with the wonderful response from our generous guests to give back to the local community. We delivered our second installment of supplies to Anguilla’s Blowing Point Youth Development Center and got to chat with some... Continue reading

Sharon’s Story

This spring NPR aired a story featuring Ms. Rothney and I decided to “pack for a purpose” as I got ready to go to Peru. I chose to take supplies to the very small village of Infierno on the outskirts of Puerto Maldonado on the Tambopata River, a tributary of the Amazon. The residents of... Continue reading

Alan and Martin’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose from my wife Sue. In February of 2013 we traveled to Cambodia and she brought art supplies for a school in San Reap. When my cousin Martin and I decided we needed a break from a freezing NYC winter, we decided Guatemala sounded like the perfect place.... Continue reading

Guests “Rock” at Table Rock

Growing up as a middle class Catholic School girl in North Florida, I spent hours daydreaming about a romantic and adventurous life as a Peace Corps volunteer in far-flung locales. I imagined I would save the world and live in exciting places. Instead, upon growing older, I began a career in the United States as... Continue reading

Commitment to Community in Curacao

Being the first of what I hope will be many many more “Pack for a Purpose travelers” to Curacao, the 56th country on our website, was a special privilege! We arrived April 2 at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort to sunshine, warm breezes and welcoming hospitality. The resort has a strong commitment to... Continue reading

Marie Tisserand’s Story

We recently visited Mabele School on our trip across Botswana, last August. We were very exited about it, as we had been preparing all the supplies and goodies for several months, collecting from our family and also from work colleagues. When I came to the office one morning, my desk was full of clothes, school... Continue reading

Children, Caring and Community

Our blog post this month comes from a wonderful traveler that we have recently been in touch with, Tara Cannon. I am a mother of two, passionate family traveler, and founder of Pint Size Pilot — a website dedicated to taking the fear out of travel with kids. When I read about Pack for a... Continue reading