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Gerardina's Story

I was grateful for the opportunity to be a part of "Pack for a Purpose" by way of the Black Boaters Summit Sail. It always gives me great pleasure to be able to contribute to those in need. I was delighted to be able to bring supplies for the Autism Center, the project supported by Scrub Island... Continue reading »

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... 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... 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 Infierno... 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. I knew we... Continue reading »

Lyn's Story

My daughter and I traveled to Belize for Easter break. We packed an extra suitcase with school supplies, including: paper, pencils, rulers, flashcards, and book bags, etc., for the school the Turtle Inn supports in Placencia. The school was the second stop on our trip. First we went to Blancaneaux... Continue reading »

Astrid's Story

I visited the school in Dundlod upon the suggestion from Pack for a Purpose and found such a good project. The R.E.A.D.S. School is exclusively for children of the lowest caste which usually are discriminated by the other castes. They get a good education there in the school and, with that, a real... Continue reading »

Rebecca's Story

It started with a desire to downsize and some snorkel gear. Living in Minnesota we didn't need the snorkel gear and we were heading for Costa Rica. After checking Pack for a Purpose we not only found a home for the snorkel gear but with a little pre-trip shopping we filled an extra bag with the... 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 stationery... Continue reading »

The Parr Family's Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose on NPR two weeks before leaving for Costa Rica in April 2014. We were traveling to the Guanacaste Region with our two sons, age 7 and 10. We thought this was a great way to teach them about giving. After looking at the list for the project supported by Cala Luna... Continue reading »

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