philanthropic giving

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

Ericka Baron’s Story

Families coming together to help children in India Traveling gives us the gift to explore our magnificent world, meet new people and live extraordinary experiences. It also opens our eyes to the challenging circumstances that many people live daily to meet their basic needs and have access to education. As my friend Laura and I... Continue reading

Carol Laidlaw’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose from a friend and decided to check it out as my husband and I would be in Namibia in December, 2012. Sure enough there was a drop off site near Windhoek so I asked my teacher friends if they had any supplies they would like to donate. We... Continue reading

Showers of Supplies for Punta Cana’s Projects

Once again I am delighted to share with you the generosity of a couple starting their lives together and express their joy by making a Big Impact on the community where their wedding took place. Generosity and concern for others is an incredible way to start a union. It affirms the values you will share... Continue reading

100 Books, Innumerable Joy!

We’re delighted to share traveler Miki Parker Skeen’s story about her recent Pack for a Purpose contribution. Have you packed for a purpose recently? We’d love to hear your story! My family recently visited the beautiful Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos. As a future teacher, I was most excited about an excursion to a... 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

Karen Gendal’s Story

I was so glad to read about Pack for a Purpose in Oprah Magazine. It was just the solution I was looking for – a way to balance out the luxury of an incredible trip to South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia by giving something back to the special places I would visiting. I brought school... Continue reading