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.

Sara’s Story

I’d already booked the flight, planned what I would pack, researched all the places I wanted to relax on my vacation to Costa Rica, when I ran across Pack for a Purpose. Soon I was gathering donations from family and friends, holding an online shopping party where the seller’s profits were donated to buy the... Continue reading

Michele’s Story

We took our small children on their first major vacation to Costa Rica in May 2017, and wanted to teach them good values, the responsibility to do for others and to appreciate what life has given them. We decided to Pack for a Purpose for a local children’s charity where we were staying, Cepia through... Continue reading

Teacher Treks in Nepal with Supplies in Tow

I travelled to Nepal in December 2016 with my husband and good friend to do some trekking in the Annapurna region. We really wanted to spend some time volunteering in Kathmandu but unfortunately, we were too strapped for time… So, I was very happy to come across Pack for a Purpose, a great and simple... 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.

Aruba Receives Awesome PfaP Supplies

At Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, we wholeheartedly believe that you are only as strong as the community you create. For us, that means cultivating our own community within the resort, while also identifying ways for our staff and guests to make a lasting impact outside of our walls. The Bucuti team has long been... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Travelers Make a Lasting Impact In Guguletu

Bayflowers Guest House Vision & Statement It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing, because you can only do little. Great things are done by a series of small things brought together and small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world! Bayflowers Guest House is a proud member of... Continue reading

Care Comes to Casitas Tenorio in Costa Rica from PfaP Travelers

The Pack for a Purpose program has made a significant difference in the lives of many of our guests and community members here in Northern Costa Rica. Recently our community was impacted by Hurricane Otto, the first hurricane to ever make landfall in Costa Rica. An avalanche devastated our village. Over 40 homes were destroyed... Continue reading

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