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Andi and Rod’s Story

Happily our travel agent, Nina Wennersten of Hippo Creek, included a link to Pack for a Purpose during the planning for our African vacation. Finally I don’t have to just guess as to what might be helpful to take to a local school in need. On safari in Kenya, we took a big bunch of school... Continue reading

Lisa’s Story

How fortunate it was I ran into Rebecca Rothney, founder and chairperson of Pack for a Purpose, a couple of days before our trip to Cancun. She told me about the program, its history and impact. It sounded like an easy way to make a difference. I emailed the two friends I was traveling with,... Continue reading

Riding for a Purpose in Ecuador: Ecuador Freedom Bike Rentals has it ‘Saddlebagged’

  For many, motorcycling is the ideal way to explore a new country. No other means of transportation can get you so deeply immersed into the landscapes, the wildlife, and the local culture. Adventure riding on a motorcycle profoundly connects you with your surroundings—the aromas, local color, vistas, road surfaces and weather can’t be ignored.... Continue reading

Black Boaters Make a Big Impact in the BVI

I’ve been back from sailing almost one month, and in my mind’s eye, I still see the warm waters of the British Virgin Isles. One of my strongest memories is of our visit to the Autism Centre on Tortola. This was no chance visit, but the culmination of our “Pack for a Purpose” activities for... Continue reading

Shelia’s Story

My husband and I decided to take a much needed vacation to Barbados.  In the process of planning our trip I decided to see if there was a way for us to take some donations with us, I googled and Pack for a Purpose popped up.  I emailed and Rebecca got back to me right... Continue reading

Gracious Guests Deliver Kilos at Kwa Maritane

In today’s world where everything is computerized, we want everything faster and see it as better. I mean, you can order your groceries while driving to work and have them delivered before you get home. Life has become so convenient. We live in our own little fast track world with our own social life online... Continue reading

Marvelle’s Story

This year we saw the number of participants who answered my request to donate through Pack for a Purpose double! Sixteen members of our flotilla donated books, paper, paints, crayons and various other items requested by the Autism Centre in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. I personally witnessed a couple of our boaters arriving in the... Continue reading

One Teacher, One Trip, One Amazing Experience

Although my suitcase was full of supplies, it was so little in comparison to what I got back. While searching for things to do in Costa Rica, I decided that I would like to visit a school. I didn’t know if that was possible, but I thought I could give it a try. Because I’m... Continue reading

Debra’s Story

What a trip, safari in Botswana! This August, our family had the opportunity to Pack for a Purpose this summer. We were loaded up with school supplies and soccer balls. We delivered the supplies personally and met with the principal. Our four boys went into the classroom to meet the children that would receive the... Continue reading

Nature Bound Receives Bounty of Supplies

Plaster House

We here at Nature Bound Africa are delighted to be affiliated with Pack for a Purpose. Since we joined the program in 2013, hundreds of Tanzanian children have benefitted from the generosity of people visiting Tanzania. Travelers have brought items ranging from books and pens to clothing, toys, and sporting equipment. Our philosophy has always... Continue reading