Traveler’s Success Stories

Shayla’s Story

  I was thrilled to meet Rebecca and Scott at the WashU Alumni event. When she told us about Pack for a Purpose, I was honored to be able to support her organization on our upcoming trip to Cancun.  Rebecca put me in contact with Ismerai Martinez of the Sandos project.Over the next several weeks,... Continue reading

Danuta and Arely’s Story

  My husband and I were very happy to Pack for a Purpose on our cruise that stopped in Curacao. We chose to take supplies for the project supported by The Ritz Village. It was a very good feeling to pass the luggage we stuffed with clothing, school supplies, and toiletries for children needing this kind... Continue reading

Dario’s Story

I knew the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda were hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and I wanted to do something to help.  After doing some research I found Pack for a Purpose.  I chose this organization because they provided me with a list of exactly what was needed and I felt... Continue reading

Journey to Jamaica Impactful for PfaP Travelers

My husband and I have visited the Caribbean many times over the last 20 years.  These beautiful islands and the people who call them home are very special to us.  While planning our trip to Jamaica last year, we decided that it would be nice to find a way to give back to these communities... Continue reading

Sydni’s Story

My boyfriend and I recently took a trip to Galapagos Island to spend time soaking up the sun with the sea lions and giant turtles! We spent our entire trip outside hiking, bike riding, snorkeling and riding on the boat. Our favorite part of the trip was taking a boat ride to a giant rock... Continue reading

Karen Cirino-Brown’s Story

I recently traveled to the Dominican Republic for a much needed vacation.  I took medical supplies that were listed on the Pack for a Purpose website. The supplies were donated by Kaiser Hospital on my behalf. I stayed at the Westin Resort in Punta Cana, which, under the Puntacana Foundation, supports a free community clinic. ... Continue reading

Linda’s Story

    I was privileged to be at two Fijian resorts that support “Pack for a Purpose” on this trip. The Barefoot Collection is the drop off location for Kese Village,in the Yasawa islands. I always make sure that Kese Village gets the much needed health care items. I was able to deliver 34 tubes... Continue reading

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

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