Stories from Travelers and Communities

From Travelers

Pack for a Purpose travelers that include families on vacation, honeymooners university students and business travelers, share their own experiences hoping they will inspire other travelers to choose to make a Big Impact whenever they travel.

Ricardo’s Story

My wife Tania and I decided to go for the the second time to Zanzibar, but we wanted the trip to be meaningful so we started looking for possible volunteering experiences during our stay. During that search, we found the Pack for a Purpose project. We feel that our experience Packing for a Purpose reflected... Continue reading

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

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From Communities

Our participants share how PfaP travelers have benefited their community and the difference the supplies that been received make in the life of the community.

Banyan Tree Branches Out to Join Pack for a Purpose

I am always humbled by the generosity of Pack for a Purpose travelers. We became participants with Pack for a Purpose in April of 2017, and we have already received many supplies for a school in our community from very generous travelers. These children benefit, on occasion, by tourism companies providing food and funds for... Continue reading

Magic in the Mara from PfaP Travelers

A touristic visit in the heart of Africa brings back home unforgettable memories of wildlife sightings, and incredible moments in the wilderness of Kenya.  Guests enjoy the delicious meals cooked at the camps, the adventurous safaris across the plains, the thrilling visits of the Maasai villages and the casual relaxing moments at the camps. There... Continue reading

The PfaP Experience When Giving is Receiving

I have always believed that giving back is important for living a quality life.  I have been so lucky throughout my own life that I have the desire to pass that positivity back into the world.  I am passionate about the people in all the places we travel as they give me much more than... Continue reading

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