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Philanthropy

Gifting Holiday Cheer To Cristo Rey Primary School In Belize

  Nestled in Belize’s Cayo District, Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge is a place of relaxation and community engagement. Beyond its serene ambiance, this eco-lodge embodies a deeper purpose rooted in the belief that travel should uplift the communities it touches. Sweet Songs has partnered with Pack for a Purpose (PfaP) since 2019, turning vacations into... Continue reading

Ehrin’s Story

My family was visiting Mexico, and we stayed at Sandos Caracol Eco resort. I learned about Pack for a Purpose from their website. Luckily, one of my work clients create displays for Crayola and Bic – so we got a LOT of supplies from them. Although we did not get to learn more about the... Continue reading

Steve & Louise Coggins’ Story

My wife and I love our vacation to Barbados. The island and its people are  equally beautiful! We are struck by how well informed and educated the Barbadians are, indicative of their making the most of their limited resources. So, we were all the more gratified by donating school supplies for Barbadian children through “Pack... Continue reading

Stunning Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Pack for a Purpose- the Perfect Place for Impactful Travel

25 years ago, Scott and I were married in Paradise Bay, Antarctica. Scott chose Antarctica because he always wanted to go there, the penguins were already dressed up and he wouldn’t have to be. However, Scott prefers warm climates (I guess because he comes from Wisconsin), so for our anniversary this year, we chose Playa... Continue reading

The Webb Family Story

In October 2023, my husband and I participated in the Pack for a Purpose program when we visited Botswana from Australia. We were staying at Muchenje Safari Lodge and visited Mabele Primary School. We were beautifully welcomed by the Deputy Principal and many of the schools’ students. We delivered a range of items as per... Continue reading

When You Pack for a Purpose, Every Trip You Take Will Begin and End with Gratitude

This blog, originally published in 2020, has been updated. While the theme remains timeless, the details are current. There is much discussion about three 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,... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose – Honored Guests at Signature Travel Network Conference

For the second time since 2019, Pack for a Purpose was invited by Signature Travel Network CEO Alex Sharpe to be guests this November at the Signature Travel Network (STN) Conference. With over 2,700 Travel Advisors and Preferred Partners in attendance, this was an amazing opportunity to introduce Pack for a Purpose to those who... Continue reading

The Kreis Family Story

We are the Kreis Family! Myself, husband Michael, and our two sons Landon and Anderson Kreis all got to participate with Pack for a Purpose this October 2023. Six years ago, my youngest son Anderson created a yearly food drive for our local food bank in Arlington, TN. For the past two years, after collecting... Continue reading

Eagle Scout Soars by Packing for a Purpose in The Bahamas

When it was time for me to start working on my Eagle Scout service project my family and I began tossing around different ideas. My dad suggested a toy drive for underprivileged children and that got me searching on the internet for ideas. I came across Pack for a Purpose and was inspired by their... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

  It was summer in Minnesota but we were heading to Southern Africa where it would be winter.  The need for extra layers, plus a commitment to carry on luggage restricted us a little.  When I saw that part of our tour would be spent at the Davisons Camp in Zimbabwe which is a Pack... Continue reading