Responsible Tourism

Dana’s Story

My husband and I have been “Packing for a Purpose” for many, many years.  We just returned home from Sandals Negril Beach & Resort in Jamaica and took a small school supply donation. I want to stress that every little bit helps! There should always be room in your heart and your bag for someone... Continue reading

Maki’s Story

This was my second time participating in the Pack for a Purpose initiative. This time my family and I visited Dominican Republic. Along with the help of other organization called “Not Just Tourists,” I was able to bring three big suitcases. Two of them had a lot of different medical supplies and one suitcase had... Continue reading

Why Pack for a Purpose?

Since 2010, Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken over 194,783 kgs (428,522 pounds) of supplies in over 60 countries. Our success is due to our mission to make Packing for a Purpose simple and easy so EVERYONE can choose to participate. Children have been active participants learning the importance of gratitude, generosity, and impactful... Continue reading

Laura’s Story

While looking up what to pack for my first trip to Africa, I came across Pack for a Purpose. After doing some research into it I realized it was a very good way of giving to others. When I found out I was going back to Africa for a second time I started getting things... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers

In every culture, specific numbers are viewed as positive or negative. In 2020, the number 19 is seen as a negative number globally. COVID-19 has dramatically altered travel and everything connected with those who benefit from this industry. Pack for a Purpose travelers have been a plus for many years now to the communities they... Continue reading

Angela’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose when my husband and I traveled to South Africa for our honeymoon in 2017. My husband and I were staying at the Ant’s Nest lodge and PfaP was mentioned on the lodge’s website. Although I had to pack very light as I would be traveling for several... 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

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