Traveler’s Success Stories

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

PfaP Supplies Flow into Southeast Asia

Buffalo Tours frequently corresponds with us about the benefit of their partnership with Pack for a Purpose. Their generous guests in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos continue to “Pack for a Purpose.” One of their most recent guests, Kanti, who traveled with them in Cambodia, was able to provide many supplies for the students at... Continue reading

Sharon’s Story

This spring NPR aired a story featuring Ms. Rothney and I decided to “pack for a purpose” as I got ready to go to Peru. I chose to take supplies to the very small village of Infierno on the outskirts of Puerto Maldonado on the Tambopata River, a tributary of the Amazon. The residents of... Continue reading

Alan and Martin’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose from my wife Sue. In February of 2013 we traveled to Cambodia and she brought art supplies for a school in San Reap. When my cousin Martin and I decided we needed a break from a freezing NYC winter, we decided Guatemala sounded like the perfect place.... Continue reading

Yogam’s Story

When four of us (two couples) were planning a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam, I came across PfaP on the Shinta Mani Club Hotel, Siem Reap website. It seemed like a wonderful idea and we planned the itinerary in such a way that Siem Reap was our first destination so we could drop off the... Continue reading

Marie Tisserand’s Story

We recently visited Mabele School on our trip across Botswana, last August. We were very exited about it, as we had been preparing all the supplies and goodies for several months, collecting from our family and also from work colleagues. When I came to the office one morning, my desk was full of clothes, school... Continue reading

Children, Caring and Community

Our blog post this month comes from a wonderful traveler that we have recently been in touch with, Tara Cannon. I am a mother of two, passionate family traveler, and founder of Pint Size Pilot — a website dedicated to taking the fear out of travel with kids. When I read about Pack for a... Continue reading