Traveler’s Success Stories

Pack for a Purpose Once, Be Inspired to Pack for a Purpose Again

On May 23, Bougainvillea Barbados hosted a group of travel agents, including Brita Grieves with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., the CEO of Centre Holidays Carlton Montaut, and 12 agents from Centre Holidays including myself. Our group traveled to Barbados to learn more about the destination. Our group of agents had taken school supplies to Punta... Continue reading

Linda’s Story

Do you ever bring gifts for your hosts when you travel and then luxuriate in the emptiness of your case on the way home? We had the exceptional good luck to run across Pack for a Purpose before we left on our last trip to Namibia. Our gifts for our hosts filled every nook and... Continue reading

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