Traveler’s Success Stories

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

My Pack for a Purpose Journey to Board Service

Over a decade ago, I found myself at the Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference in Monteverde, Costa Rica, listening to an inspiring concept that connected travelers to important local causes. I thought I might have been missing something because the model was so simple but so on point. I was intrigued by the simplicity that this organization,... Continue reading

Introducing Our New Pack for a Purpose Filters

We are excited to now offer our PfaP travelers Instagram and Facebook filters! Next time you choose to Pack for a Purpose, make sure to download the filters here. Spread your gratitude on social media and make a Big Impact. We look forward to seeing all our frameous travelers around the web.Continue reading

Theresa’s Story

I have traveled to nearly 60 countries in my lifetime, and it’s unfortunate to just now discover the Pack for Purpose organization! I always try to integrate passion and purpose into all of my personal and professional endeavors – and giving back has always been a way of life for me. It’s the least I... 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

PfaP by the Numbers: The Year of COVID

2020 has been a devastating year for people around the world and most certainly for the travel industry. However, even in 2020, there have been positive developments. On the plus side, we have added 20 new Participants this year. PfaP travelers brought 1,426 kilos (3,137 lbs) of supplies to support community projects at the destinations... Continue reading

AB & G’s Story

On their family trip to Jamaica, sisters AB and G Packed for a Purpose to donate supplies to the schools supported by Beaches Negril Resort & Spa. Watch the video to see how they prepared to Pack for a Purpose! Continue reading

Carolyn’s Story

There are many December traditions. Tree decorating, menorah lighting, festive food sampling and multi celebration singing. For The Tualatin Rotary Club, December has always involved dictionaries. For years, every third grade student in Tualatin, has been gifted a dictionary by Rotary. The books are ordered and given dedication plates. They are then delivered to each... Continue reading

The Coggins Family’s Story

My husband, Steve, and I are honored to be friends with the Pack for a Purpose founder, Rebecca Rothney and her wonderful husband, Scott! We were excited to finally be able to take a safe trip to Aruba after having to cancel five other trips due to Covid. We chose the project which provides school... Continue reading