school supplies

25 Years Later, PfaP Enhances Postponed Honeymoon

Our story begins when Tim and I got married 25 years ago. We were young and really didn’t have money for a honeymoon, so we postponed it for a while. One year turned into another. Then, we had a baby girl, Katherine and 5 years later another girl, Sydney. Our dream vacation always took a... Continue reading

Elizabeth’s Story

1 Night + 27 Women = 14,439 Wishes of Love for Maasai Children On Friday evening, October 4, 2013, twenty-seven women gathered at my home to learn about Kenya, the plight of the African elephant, the current demand for ivory, and its role that is set to decimate these creatures into extinction within the next... Continue reading

PfaP TIES it together in Kenya

Our partner The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) chose to add extra meaning for the participants by encouraging them to “pack for a purpose” when they attended the 2013 conference being held in Nairobi Kenya. The supplies would be brought for any of the three projects supported by Basecamp Explorer and it’s Foundation. One of the... 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

A Community Collects, A Community Receives

Having booked a few family holidays to Africa and taken suitcases full of stuff for schools, etc., I was so excited when we booked to go to Ras Kutani in Tanzania for Christmas and saw that there was a link on their website for ‘Pack for a Purpose.’ I had not come across it before. Everything I... Continue reading

Motria’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose in 2011 before my first trip to the South Luangwa Valley in Zambia. I was able to cram my bags with school supplies which we joyfully distributed to several schools via Project Luangwa. 2 years later, I am returning to the Valley with even more supplies this time.... Continue reading

“One Love” Many PfaP Beneficiaries

How Our One Love Wedding Theme Grew into Something Beautiful When my husband and I got engaged, it was only natural that the theme of our wedding and all related celebrations has been One Love. We aren’t wealthy people; we live a modest lifestyle, and we enjoy life most when we’re sharing joy and happiness... Continue reading

PfaP Joy in Jamaica

It was a pleasure for our family to work with Pack for a Purpose and the Sandals Foundation to coordinate our donation of 75 pounds of school supplies. We donated them to Hastings Elementary School in Trelawny Parish when we visited Jamaica last March. My three kids were very involved and did most of the work. Using... Continue reading

Cathy Cares and Connects

My husband and I just returned from a three week trip to the Yucatan and Quintana Roo in Mexico. We have been there many times before, but this was our first time staying at Hacienda Chichen, which borders the famous ruins of Chichén Itzá. It is a beautiful place and is committed to sustainable/eco tourism. It... Continue reading

“Little People Big World” Make Big Impact

Since opening our doors in 1993, Parador Resort & Spa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, has inspired travelers to protect, recycle, respect and honor precious resources at home and beyond, a fact that recently earned our hotel the coveted Platinum Award for Leader in Sustainable Tourism from National Geographic Traveler Magazine and Hospitality Sales and... Continue reading