Tanzania

Mark Thacker’s Journey to the Board

The feature story below was written by Rob Lelio as part of an assignment for The Selling Power of Storytelling class, Spring 2021, at St. John Fisher College. Doctor Monica A. Hodis, Associate Professor of Marketing, selected Pack for a Purpose as a client for her class. Rob Lelio chose Mark Thacker as the person... Continue reading

The Feil Family Story

Our family visited Tanzania in East Africa between June 3-17, 2021. We were grateful for the Pack for a Purpose program and the opportunity to support local schools safely during the global pandemic. Thank you for this tremendous program! Jill Feil with her family and their supplies We dropped off two backpacks filled with school... Continue reading

My Path: Becoming a PfaP Board Member

Years ago, my church pastor began encouraging our congregation to see with “people eyes.”  People eyes?  Yes, we are people; and yes, we have eyes.  But what does this mean?  The answer is pretty much self-explanatory and not difficult to understand.  The concept is to really take notice of those around you – to actively... Continue reading

Carolyn’s Story

Have you ever had a smile grab your hand and warm your heart? We have. Last Month, January 2021 we decided to visit Tanzania to promote it as a safe vacation destination. We filled bags full of needed school supplies for Onsea House’s project, Baraa School. Pack for a Purpose provided the list of requested... Continue reading

Why Pack for a Purpose?

Since 2010, Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken over 194,783 kgs (428,522 pounds) of supplies in over 60 countries. Our success is due to our mission to make Packing for a Purpose simple and easy so EVERYONE can choose to participate. Children have been active participants learning the importance of gratitude, generosity, and impactful... Continue reading

Sal Shares with Students After Climbling Kilimanjaro

Ever since I began travelling independently at 23, I’ve always been conscious of the challenges developing countries face. In October 2019 I decided to return to Africa. This time to Tanzania in the hope to tackle the extreme challenge of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Again, my ethos came back into play – if I was going to... Continue reading

Samantha’s Story

My free day in Arusha (I actually drug along some friends I made on my G trip as they were waiting for an evening flight) I/we visited Baraa Primary School in the Moshono area of Arusha. First we shopped for the school’s newly begun “art program”. We were able to purchase some paints, paintbrushes, colored... Continue reading

Ricardo’s Story

My wife Tania and I decided to go for the the second time to Zanzibar, but we wanted the trip to be meaningful so we started looking for possible volunteering experiences during our stay. During that search, we found the Pack for a Purpose project. We feel that our experience Packing for a Purpose reflected... Continue reading

Newlyweds Make Honeymoon More Meaningful

Last September, my now husband AJ and I got engaged and were married 10 months later on a beautiful mountain in Vermont. While it was an amazing and beautiful day, it didn’t come without months of stressful wedding planning. Since we wanted a cultural, unique honeymoon experience, we decided to use a travel agent to... Continue reading