Pack for a purpose
A small space in your suitcase can make a difference
Founded in North Carolina in 2009, Pack for a Purpose is based on the simple idea of travellers bringing needed supplies to their destination’s local communities. The initiative serves as a simple way for tourists to express appreciation for the hospitality they receive.
Travellers can freely choose what to bring from a list of supplies requested by local organisations, businesses and charities including everything from medicine to school books and sports equipment.
Pack for a Purpose mainly operates in developing regions, but have projects in every continent. Contributions can be made within education, health, child welfare, animal welfare and socioeconomic development. So far, travellers have supplied communities in 60 countries with more than 160.000 kg worth of goods.
Pack for a Purpose supports the least developed communties by supplying them with needed goods (11.C)
Pack for a Purpose promotes good health by supplying communites with medical and sanitary goods (3.8)
Pack for a Purpose reduces poverty by supplying developing communities with much-needed goods (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.A)
Pack for a Purpose provides school supplies and equipment for developing regions (4.2, 4.4, 4.6)
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