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Recorders Ride into Ecuador Hitting Just the Right Note

I retired after 27 years as a Public Information Officer in the US Army after multiple deployments around the world. In many of those deployments we were able to interact with the local people and build schools, clinics, provide medical assistance and the list goes on. We also often brought along soccer balls and school supplies to... Continue reading

Guests at Chabil Mar in Belize Choose to Make a Big Impact!

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that gives our guests the opportunity to make a lasting impact in our community, Placencia Belize. We became associated with Pack for a Purpose 2 and ½ years ago and we have received excellent feedback from our guests about how excited they are to... Continue reading

Kindness Comes to Kariega with PfaP Travelers

Kariega Game Reserve is located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is a 10 000 ha/25 000 acres reserve where we do our best to protect the environment and the animals within this area including animals like lions, rhinos, elephants, hippos and many more. We are surrounded by 3 main communities; Ekuphumleni,... Continue reading

Gabriella’s Story

After visiting a low-income school in Jamaica, I became inspired to collect supplies and gently used books for schools in the Caribbean. During my visit this past January, I delivered my 4000th book for distribution, as well as my 500th pound of school supplies. During a visit last year, I distributed small goodie bags to... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Bring Bundles of Supplies to Bukitlawang Jungle Trekking

Together with my husband, we run bukitlawang-jungletrekking in Sumatra, Indonesia. With our Ecotourism Program , we are committed to a sustainable and ecofriendly tourism. For us this mean to be responsible for our nature, our animals and our community. From the beginning, it was clear that we wanted to give something back to this wonderful... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

We made plans to join our local Jazz radio station for a trip to Panama for the Panama Jazz Festival with side trips to the canal.  As I always do – I checked to see if there was a Pack for a Purpose partner near where we would be.  Sure enough, there was Panama Trails. ... Continue reading

Nine Friends From Two Continents Pack for a Purpose on a Third Continent

The familiar sound of the engine hums reassuringly. The suspension communicates every detail of the terrain below you. Your hands rest gently, yet firmly on the grips. You don’t tell it what to do, it already knows. It follows your gaze, reads your thoughts. You trust the machine, and it’s never given you a reason... Continue reading

Rich’s Story

  We came from Ohio in the USA. For a six-day dirt road motorcycle ride in Ecuador with Ecuador Freedom Bike Rentals. We filled two backpacks with school supplies and hauled them for about three days until we found the remote school to receive the donations.     We gave them the backpacks and all... Continue reading