school supplies

Astrid’s Story

I visited the school in Dundlod upon the suggestion from Pack for a Purpose and found such a good project. The R.E.A.D.S. School is exclusively for children of the lowest caste which usually are discriminated by the other castes. They get a good education there in the school and, with that, a real chance to... Continue reading

Extraordinary PfaP Experience in Zambia

Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Pack for a Purpose teamed up together to bring five hundred pounds of supplies to two schools and an orphanage in Zambia. The first step was to have a packing party to collect and pack all of the supplies that we would be taking with us. Thanks to Cheryl... Continue reading

Partnering With PfaP – A Win-Win in Tanzania!

Partnering up with Pack for a Purpose reminds us of why It Started in Africa started our business: To make sure the tours we offer are fair to our customers and also benefit the local communities. The truth is, most tourists do not remember that they can make a difference by just packing something extra... Continue reading

Proudly Supporting Pack for a Purpose

When we, at Entim Camp in Kenya’s Masai Mara, heard about the Pack for a Purpose initiative we loved the idea and were keen to get involved. We appreciated the way that it would enable our guests to help out in such a simple way and that we too could help support the local community.... Continue reading

The Parr Family’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose on NPR two weeks before leaving for Costa Rica in April 2014.  We were traveling to the Guanacaste Region with our two sons, age 7 and 10.  We thought this was a great way to teach them about giving. After looking at the list for the project supported... Continue reading

Generous Guests at GoldenEye

GoldenEye in Jamaica has experienced the generosity of several guests since we welcomed them to Pack for a Purpose four months ago. Below, two of their guests- Karen and Katie- have shared their experiences.    Karen’s Experience  Travel is our religion. My husband and I love it, it’s a precious and luxurious gift. Every journey... Continue reading

Pepe and Carmen’s Story

My wife and I planned our trip to South Africa and Victoria Falls. We were flying to Livingstone, and as I was looking for a transfer from the airport to our hotel, I saw the link for Pack for Purpose on the website of Safpar, the company that finally organised the transport for us. I... Continue reading

Kanti’s Story

My friend and I were planning a vacation to Vietnam. On the internal “My Communities” page on the website for the place where I work, I read about this organization, “Pack for a Purpose.” I quickly checked if there were any participants located in Vietnam that I could deliver supplies to while on my trip,... Continue reading

Bushmans Kloof Guests Bring Supplies

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat became a member of Pack for a Purpose just over a year ago and nominated Elizabethfontein Primary School as its project. Elizabethfontein is the only school in the rural area in Agter Pakhuis. Its pupils are farm workers’ children, as well as some of our own staff’s children.... Continue reading

Tara’s Story

We recently went on a family vacation to the Mayan Riviera. We packed two backpacks filled various school supplies, toys, hair brushes, socks, and many other things weighing 10lbs. We made a special trip with our children on Sunday afternoon, hiring a private shuttle to bring us to the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Spa... Continue reading