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Traveler’s Success Stories

Julie Deadman’s Story

I have been visiting Barbados regularly since I was 9 years old, and the island and its people have always held a special place in my heart. I wanted to do something more tangible in terms of giving a little something back to Barbados and came across Pack for a Purpose during my search online.... Continue reading

Sarah and Mark Merriman’s Story

We travelled to Sandals Grande Antigua in August 2021. We have been travelling to Sandals and Beaches Resorts all over the Caribbean for the last 25 years. We have often Packed for a Purpose wherever we have travelled, but this year, we had an extra luggage allowance that we don’t need for ourselves, so we... Continue reading

The Coggins Family Story

  My husband, Steve Coggins, and I traveled to Puerto Morelos near Cancun, Mexico, and were delighted to find a nearby hotel partner ,DESIRE RIVIERA MAYA, for Pack for a Purpose! We delivered a lot of school supplies to children who live in a local community, and are so glad to have this organized way... Continue reading

Kepi Peterson, Julie Craven-Bennedeb, and Krishna Parmar’s Story

Shortly before a group trip to St. Vincent & the Grenadines I discovered Pack for a Purpose. I put a quick note out to the group and 2 others joined me in pulling together some donations. Julie brought dog food, medicine and old towels for Bequia Animal Protection Alliance, Krishna brought medical supplies, toothbrushes and... Continue reading

I’m always looking for the “why”. In this case, why Ecuador?

In 2019 when Terry first announced that he wanted to join a couple of buddies on a motorcycle adventure ride in Ecuador my first reaction was “why a motorcycle ride in Ecuador? Why not California where we live? Or any number of back roads in the USA?” His trip was rescheduled three times because of... Continue reading

Brent Furrow’s Story

It is wonderful to know that a pilot has Packed for a Purpose. We trust Brent will share our website with his fellow pilots and inspire them with his generosity. We hope all pilots will choose to make the miles they fly go even farther by Packing for Purpose. We originally planned a family vacation... Continue reading

Sometimes PfaP is for The Birds

Many of our participants have loyal guests who return again and again and always Pack for a Purpose. The pandemic has severely limited travel and therefore, the amount of supplies being received being received by the community projects on our website. So it is with exceptional joy that we want to share the experience of... Continue reading

The Cate Family’s Story

  My family had a dive trip to Belize scheduled for March 2020. Covid canceled that. We rescheduled a few times and finally got to experience the gorgeous country in August ‘21. I work at a local shelter. So when I saw the connection with Pack & the Hopkins Humane Society, I knew I needed... Continue reading

Stacy Frings Story

There is Always Room in Your Suitcase for This Great Cause! We have travelled to the BVI’s for the 4th time this summer, but it was the first time I knew to Pack for a Purpose!  When we went in 2019 I brought a few kids books and supplies to give back to this wonderful... Continue reading

Suzanne Black’s Story

We just returned from two indescribably lovely weeks in Zimbabwe’s Hwange and Mana Pools National Parks.  This trip was the third international trip for which we have Packed for a Purpose!  As two biology teachers (high school for me, college for my husband), we love to support education everywhere. We chose Project #1 at Linkwasha... Continue reading