Traveler’s Success Stories

John’s Story

Thanks for this great program. Our trip to La Quinta de Sarapiqui  in Costa Rica will always be remembered because of our visit to the school high in the rain forest. They picked us up, took us out to the school, and we had a great time. We were warmly received, spent two hours with the... Continue reading

More Meaningful Business Travel

Adding value is always the goal of every successful company, and Packing for a Purpose always adds value to every trip. Businesses that want to increase the value of their corporate retreats and meetings can easily do so by inviting their employees to Pack for a Purpose. Senn Delaney made a gigantic impact in the... Continue reading

Aziel’s Story

My wife and I started a tradition to travel somewhere different every year that we are married. This year we picked Curacao. When we found out about Pack for Purpose, we immediately thought of how great it would be to make some extra room in our luggage and bring some school supplies to the children.... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Helped us Live Our Purpose

Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company, is known as “the culture shaping firm,” because we work with companies to create organizational cultures that increase employee engagement and performance, to better support their business goals. Our company’s purpose is to positively impact the world by inspiring leaders to create thriving organizational cultures. As part of... Continue reading

Kenya Two by Two: Two Volunteers, Two Camps, Too Wonderful

In March, my husband Adam and I took our first trip to Kenya. This was our second time Packing for a Purpose since we began volunteering with Pack for a Purpose in 2013 (we brought supplies with us to Turkey last year). This trip was the first time we were lucky enough to deliver the... Continue reading

Elaine’s Story

Pack for a Purpose made my vacation more meaningful. This January was our second trip to Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort. We knew it participated in Pack for a Purpose, so when my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told her I had enough and instead asked for supplies to take on my trip... Continue reading

Becky Shedd’s Story

My husband and I signed up for a 10-day organized tour of Turkey. I immediately checked to see if there was a Pack for a Purpose destination and found it in Istanbul.  I assumed we would have some free time to make the connection. We asked our guide how to get from our hotel across... Continue reading

Asante Sana, Tanzania

After 30 hours of sitting in airports and planes, my husband Scott and I arrived on a crisp, clear morning in Arusha (frequent flyer tickets are not always the most direct route to a destination). Our immediate joy was seeing all six suitcases of the supplies we had checked in Raleigh waiting for us. After... Continue reading

Ellie’s Story

My name is Ellie and I am an 11 year old, 6th grade student in Massachusetts. My family and I traveled to the Galapagos Islands over March break in 2015. I was super exited. I had studied about the animals of the Galapagos Islands in school and I wanted to do something to help the... Continue reading

PfaP and VOMO Island Resort

VOMO Island Resort has been partnered with Pack for a Purpose since 2014. We are excited to hear about the generosity of Pack for a Purpose travelers like Kate Newman, who was recently mentioned in VOMO’s newsletter. Read this excerpt below from their newsletter to learn about Kate’s kind contributions. “VOMO Island Resort continues to make... Continue reading