school supplies

Rick’s Story

As retired teachers, Rick and I realize how an education changes lives.  When he found “Pack for a Purpose”, donating items during our travels became so much easier and we knew we were giving the items needed.  Istanbul, Turkey was filled with amazing people and breathtaking architecture.  It was the cleanest city that we had... Continue reading

The Hirsh Family’s Story

For the last five years, the Hirsh family has vacationed at Half Moon in Jamaica. This is the second year that we have Packed for a Purpose. We were so happy to be able to involve our granddaughters who are seven and five years old in this wonderful philanthropic endeavor. We went shopping together and... Continue reading

Tom and Marilyn’s Story

Thanks to the generous donation from PassBack Soccer, we were able to  give soccer balls to both Buffalo Tours in Luang Prabang, Laos and Sojourn  in Reap, Cambodia along with school supplies. After witnessing the extreme need in both countries we were happy that we Packed for a Purpose and added these supplies to our luggage. It is... Continue reading

Philippa’s Story

My husband and I recently had a wonderful holiday at Little Arches Hotel in Barbados and were very interested to read about Pack For A Purpose on the hotel’s website.  We made sure we left space in our suitcase to pack pencils, erasers, glue sticks, compasses, protractors and pencil sharpeners aplenty which we handed to... Continue reading

Impactful Trip Inspires Grandchildren

My husband and I visited Turks and Caicos about 15 years ago and fell in love with Grace Bay. We have been married for 44 years and over these years we have been very fortunate to be able to travel. Growing up, we did not have the opportunity to travel much, so on our first... Continue reading

Holiday Joy at Hamanasi

Pack for a Purpose is excited to share this holiday story from the Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort in Belize. Hamanasi has been partnered with Pack for a Purpose since 2010 and currently supports the Holy Family Hopkins School and the Hopkins Belize Humane Society. Read the story below, originally published by Hamanasi, to learn... Continue reading

Great Goings on in Grenada!

There comes a time in everyone’s life when you begin to ask yourself questions regarding the meaning of life, what is your purpose, and when you leave this planet, how do you want to be remembered? These are just some of the questions that the management team at Le Phare Bleu asked themselves during 2014.... Continue reading

Jim’s Story

I am a travel agent and for years have sent clients all over the world. I remember when I was in Fiji 12 years ago and went to a local school and saw the joy it brought the kids to receive something as simple as a pencil or crayons. Ever since then I have recommended... Continue reading

Anna’s Family Story

For the past several years, we have taken a winter cruise to the Caribbean. This year, my husband found the website Pack for a Purpose and we loaded up a small suitcase to capacity with supplies. When our cruise ship docked in St. Kitts, we took a private tour of the island with a stop... Continue reading

Debbie and Walt’s Story

We Pack for a Purpose every trip out of country whether through this website or through our local dive shop.  We always top up every suitcase to our maximum weight and generally take at least 20 pounds. We have hauled clothes, shoes, medical supplies, and hygienic items.  Our most recent trip was to Grand Cayman... Continue reading