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.

Angela’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose when my husband and I traveled to South Africa for our honeymoon in 2017. My husband and I were staying at the Ant’s Nest lodge and PfaP was mentioned on the lodge’s website. Although I had to pack very light as I would be traveling for several... Continue reading

Laura’s Story

While looking up what to pack for my first trip to Africa, I came across Pack for a Purpose. After doing some research into it I realized it was a very good way of giving to others. When I found out I was going back to Africa for a second time I started getting things... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

My husband and I would frequently travel across the world with another married couple, including several trips to Costa Rica. Unfortunately, my friend lost her husband, and my husband lost his oldest and best friend last fall. As we planned our trip to Costa Rica this year, I knew that I needed something to combat... 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.

Little Arches and Pack for a Purpose Benefitting the Children of Barbados

Inspired by her twin daughters, Jacinta Cothran, owner of Little Arches Boutique Hotel, has made children’s charities near and dear to our hearts from the hotel’s inception. Our support of children’s charities started out with Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where the twins, Katie and Mia, spent the first four weeks of their lives. Little Arches... Continue reading

36 Schools Across Zambia and Zimbabwei Benefit from PfaP Travelers

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi is the non-profit organisation of ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris.  Wilderness Safaris operates in six African countries, and the Zambezi region covers Zambia and Zimbabwe. All of Wilderness Safaris’ camps are featured on the Pack for a Purpose website, and we are so fortunate to receive many items from guests... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose, Change a Child’s Life

We at Ka’ana are firm believers that our children are our future. That’s why we’ve partnered with Pack for a Purpose, an international non-profit that helps the travel industry support local schools and other community projects. Our relationship with the organization began in 2011, when our staff decided to do something for the children at... Continue reading

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