Ever wished you could make a difference and give back to the countries you visit, as a way to say thank you, but didn’t quite know where to begin?
Founded on the belief that every little helps, Pack For A Purpose encourages travelers to save a small space in their luggage for educational materials or medical supplies to local community-based projects around the world.
“Five pounds (2.27kg) can be as much as 400 pencils or five deflated soccer balls,” said Rebecca Rothney, chairperson of Pack For A Purpose. “It’s startling to see just how little some schools and clinics have to work with. I believe we can all find a little space in our luggage for a bag of supplies. If enough people make small contributions, we have the potential to make an enormous positive impact.”
Getting involved is easy. Visit www.packforapurpose.org and select your destination plus lodging to see the community project and needed supplies. Choose which supplies to bring, pack them in your luggage and deliver them to the camp manager upon arrival.