Traveler’s Success Stories

Preparing to PfaP in Tanzania

Every Pack for a Purpose trip that we undertake always begins with donations of supplies. For our trip to Tanzania, we were once again very fortunate to have several individuals, groups and companies who filled our six suitcases with the needs from each project’s list. Sharon Luggage, our longtime partner, provided us with suitcases that... Continue reading

Rick’s Story

As retired teachers, Rick and I realize how an education changes lives.  When he found “Pack for a Purpose”, donating items during our travels became so much easier and we knew we were giving the items needed.  Istanbul, Turkey was filled with amazing people and breathtaking architecture.  It was the cleanest city that we had... Continue reading

The Hirsh Family’s Story

For the last five years, the Hirsh family has vacationed at Half Moon in Jamaica. This is the second year that we have Packed for a Purpose. We were so happy to be able to involve our granddaughters who are seven and five years old in this wonderful philanthropic endeavor. We went shopping together and... Continue reading

Tom and Marilyn’s Story

Thanks to the generous donation from PassBack Soccer, we were able to  give soccer balls to both Buffalo Tours in Luang Prabang, Laos and Sojourn  in Reap, Cambodia along with school supplies. After witnessing the extreme need in both countries we were happy that we Packed for a Purpose and added these supplies to our luggage. It is... Continue reading

Jim’s Story

I am a travel agent and for years have sent clients all over the world. I remember when I was in Fiji 12 years ago and went to a local school and saw the joy it brought the kids to receive something as simple as a pencil or crayons. Ever since then I have recommended... Continue reading

Anna’s Family Story

For the past several years, we have taken a winter cruise to the Caribbean. This year, my husband found the website Pack for a Purpose and we loaded up a small suitcase to capacity with supplies. When our cruise ship docked in St. Kitts, we took a private tour of the island with a stop... Continue reading

Debbie and Walt’s Story

We Pack for a Purpose every trip out of country whether through this website or through our local dive shop.  We always top up every suitcase to our maximum weight and generally take at least 20 pounds. We have hauled clothes, shoes, medical supplies, and hygienic items.  Our most recent trip was to Grand Cayman... Continue reading

Kilos of Kindness for Kenya

The purpose of life is different to all people. Some of us figure out what that means to us and some never do. Every day we are solicited for donations to help the world and we should help those who are less fortunate than us. However, there is something much different when one packs up... Continue reading

Tanya’s Story

My family and I went to Curacao this past Christmas and stayed at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort. Instead of buying presents for each other we thought that taking the trip would be a great experience and buying gifts for children in Curacao would be the best gift of all. It was great... Continue reading

Caroline’s Story

Le Phare Bleu Marina & Boutique Hotel’s guests are making a big difference in the lives of the children at Woburn Methodist School, St. George’s Grenada, with their Pack for a Purpose donations. On December 11, 2014, Caroline Edwards, HR Manager and Cheryl Rennie, Marketing Manager, delivered 15,4 kilos (35.05 pounds) of items, which included books,... Continue reading