Traveler’s Success Stories

Supplies from the Heart Arrive at Saruni

It all started with a trip to Reteti Elephant Sancutary in the Namunyak Conservancy, from Saruni Rhino in the Sera Conservancy in Northern Kenya, in June 2017. As we drove along the bumpy roads to visit the orphaned elephants, we came across a beautiful scene – a ‘school room’, complete with teacher and students, lessons... Continue reading

Sammi’s Story

In December 2017, I was turning 13 and taking a family vacation to Curacao for my bat mitzvah. I wanted to find a way to give back and help the community and I found Pack for a Purpose. At home I spent my birthday money and bought school supplies, crafts, board games, and clothing for... Continue reading

Nakia’s Story

Several members of my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, headed to Playa del Carmen to celebrate our anniversary of pledging together. Sisters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter, commit to a lifetime of Service, Scholarship and Sisterhood. With service being a key tenet of the organization, our group knew we wanted to incorporate... Continue reading

Julia’s Story

First it is important to note the Pack for a Purpose website was easy to navigate from finding your travel destination to supplies desperately needed. My travels took me through parts of Kenya, East Africa. Even with baggage weight restrictions, I found it was still manageable to include much needed items for the Mara Rianda... Continue reading

Courtney’s Story

I was on a climbing tour of Ecuador and at the end of the trip I spent a few days in the Amazon using the travel agency Soleq Travel in Quito. I collected school and personal supplies in the USA from friends and family. Diego, the owner of Soleq, took me to Refugio de los... Continue reading

CC’s Story

My beautiful daughter Chelsea Arnold and her handsome new husband Matthew Arnold got married in the Dominican Republic last week. Our family wanted to leave more than just memories of our visit, so we contacted Pack for a Purpose and we have nothing but AWESOME things to say about this wonderful organization. I highly recommend... Continue reading

Learning the “Two Gs” Starts Young

There are all types of “G” networks to help people connect with one another – 4G networks to help people communicate by phone, and before that there was 3G. Most important, however, are the 2Gs: graciousness and gratitude. When you have graciousness and gratitude in your relationships with others, you can help form a lifelong... Continue reading

Tammy’s Story

In April my husband and I participated in Pack for A Purpose for the second time.  This time we visited a school in the mountain community of Anqoto Misminay, Peru.  As with our first trip, we were able to visit the school and deliver the items in person. It was a remarkable experience to meet... Continue reading

Ellie’s Story

We recently travelled to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. I discovered the Pack for a Purpose website and was keen to participate. Unfortunately the accommodation that we were staying at was not involved in Pack for a Purpose. Following few emails I was able to arrange for the wonderful people at Chobe Elephant camp to... Continue reading