Traveler’s Success Stories

Cheryl Roder- Quill’s Story

Last month, my son, husband and I (plus my parents) spent two weeks in South Africa. In the past, I have made a point of packing an extra bag of school supplies, books, art supplies, puzzles, etc… (previously on trips to South Africa and Zambia). Prior to leaving on holiday, I went online in search... Continue reading

Carol Livingston’s Story

I was traveling with a photography tour when we went to Siem Reap.  The owner at our hotel Phka Villas – was very kind and told us about the organizations he supports through Pack for Purpose.  We all brought school supplies for the children there.  I was so excited to receive a thank you email... Continue reading

Sarah Choi’s Story

We are three friends in our mid-20s who love exploring this magnificent world. We feel very fortunate and blessed to have that kind of luxury, so for our trip to Kenya, we wanted to see if there was more we could do with our travels. We knew we wanted to donate school supplies, but we... Continue reading

Brothers Busker & Bake to Pack for a Purpose in Costa Rica!

Packing for a Purpose is often a family affair involving both adults and children. Travel is always an enhancing experience and a wonderful way to enrich children’s lives. The experience helps inform and enlarge their worldview. Pack for a Purpose traveling families often tell us about how much more meaningful their trip was by bringing... Continue reading

PfaP Transforms Travelers in Kenya

Prior to our trip to Kenya with extended family and friends, we spoke with our travel agent. Our travel agent told us, “You should try to keep your safari luggage down to a carry-on and a backpack per person… Pack simple,” which made sense.  He also included in our itinerary the link for Pack for... Continue reading

Gerardina’s Story

I was grateful for the opportunity to be a part of “Pack for a Purpose” by way of the Black Boaters Summit Sail.  It always gives me great pleasure to be able to contribute to those in need.  I was delighted to be able to bring supplies for the Autism Center, the project supported by... Continue reading

Curacao’s Children Continue to Benefit from PfaP Travelers

“Curacao” … the name sounds exotic but the charm and beauty of this amazing Caribbean island are more than one can envision. Imagine my delight when I learned my husband had a week of meetings at the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in May 2014! When I discovered the resort was also a “Pack... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Delight DJ School in Brazil

Last month my husband and I did an 18 day cruise from Miami to Rio de Janeiro. We knew we wanted to spend a couple of days in that marvelous city so I did a random search of “things to do” on the computer. Quite by accident, I stumbled upon the “Pack for a Purpose”... Continue reading

Michelle’s Story

When my husband and I first heard about Pack for a Purpose, our immediate thoughts were, “Where is our next trip?” and “Do they have a drop-off site there?” Fortunately, our next trip was to the Turks & Caicos, and we just couldn’t wait to go and donate supplies to the local school. Since airlines... Continue reading

Eric’s Story

As travelers, we know plans do not always go smoothly. In Eric’s case, he took a problem and repurposed it into an opportunity. The entire point of our website is to be sure travelers are bringing needed supplies to places that will absolutely take them to the community projects they support; thus eliminating logistical issues... Continue reading