Traveler’s Success Stories

Commitment to Community Continues in Kenya

Returning to Kenya was the way my husband Scott and I chose to celebrate our 70th birthdays. Our first visit to Kenya was the final impetus for me to formally create Pack for a Purpose 11 years ago. At last we had the opportunity to once again take supplies and support the amazing work being... Continue reading

Kindness is Understood in Every Language

I’ve been taking school supplies, clothing, and other items to Brazil for as long as I can remember, so it was an exciting discovery to learn about Pack for a Purpose, an organization that was doing this formally all over the world! My old routine involved culling my closet, Marie Kondo style, and gathering up... Continue reading

Kelly and Adrian Martin ‘s Story

  The Caribbean holds a very special place in my and my husband’s hearts. We got engaged, married, and honeymooned on different Caribbean islands, and we travel back as often as we are able to. Regardless of which island we visit, the thing we love most about the Caribbean is the people. Adrian and I... Continue reading

The Aguirre’s Story

My family and I returned from a trip to the amazing island of Curaçao last week.  We feel blessed to have been able to experience the beauty of the beaches, marine life & cultural diversity that Curaçao offers.  Beautiful in all ways.  Most importantly we cherish the friendships and personal connection that we were able... Continue reading

Susan’s Story

We found out about your wonderful organization when we were preparing for our trip to Barbados and our stay at the Yellow Bird Hotel. To all our Facebook friends who travel: this is a world-wide organization which makes it SO EASY to give something to the communities we are all lucky enough to be able... Continue reading

Stephan’s Story

As a teacher of a 10th grade class I wanted to pack school items for Molibany Primary School in Masai Mara, Kenya as I stayed at Entim Camp for a couple of days in September 2018. I told my class (10th grade) about the project and they wanted to help, too. They collected a lot... Continue reading

Sophia Shares School Supplies With Children in Brazil

My name is Sophia Dhupar and this year, my family and I went to visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Last year (2017), we traveled to India and I donated more than 300 pounds of school supplies to two schools in New Delhi.  I wanted to donate school supplies to schools in need this year as... Continue reading

Gabriella’s Story

During a trip to Beaches Negril, I donated my 5500th book to a Negril school affiliated with the Sandals Foundation.  I brought over 500 books and 50 pounds of school supplies.  I learned about the immense need at the schools, after visiting an early childhood school when I was in 2d grade.  I started a... Continue reading

Erica’s Story

I became familiar with Pack for Purpose this year while attending a business trip with my husband in Curacao. I was deeply touched by just donating basic items that we take for granted can make such an impact in someone else’s life. So when we planned our Christmas holiday vacation to Cartagena, Colombia, I knew... Continue reading

Kindness in Kenya: Mother and Daughter PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact

My mom and I recently went to Kenya and before we left we learned about Pack for a Purpose through my best friend. My best friend, Marina, went to Tanzania for her Honeymoon and her travel company (who also ended up being our travel company), Extraordinary Journeys, told her about Pack for a Purpose.  I immediately loved... Continue reading