Charity Week: Pack for a Purpose

Make your Travels Meaningful!

This week, we are taking a break from our usual HIPAA Blogs to spotlight Pack for a Purpose (PfaP), one of the great charities we work with here at Total HIPAA.

With summer in full swing, many of you will be taking some time to vacation. We want to challenge you to make a difference in your travels by Packing for a Purpose. What is Pack for a Purpose? It’s an easy way for you to take requested supplies the next time you go on vacation. That’s right! PfaP shows you how to easily support projects in the countries you visit. These range from schools, orphanages, and wildlife preserves to clinics and hospitals. PfaP lists hundreds of locations on nearly all continents and new ones are added every week.

The tagline is, Small Space. Little Effort. Big Impact. The PfaP site gives you all the information you need to make your vacation more meaningful by taking as little as 5 pounds of supplies. The added bonus is you have some empty luggage to fill with souvenirs! Since 2010 PfaP has taken over 130,460 lbs of supplies to over 60 countries.

The Pack for a Purpose site lists accommodations with their projects and wish lists of supplies. You choose the destination you will be visiting, and pack some of the supplies they are looking for. Then when you arrive at your destination, you drop them off. It’s easy! Most schools are looking for supplies like pencils, soccer balls, books, and pens. Clinics are looking for basic medical supplies. This is a great way to visit a foreign country, and do some real good.
Our President, Jan Karn, is on the board, and has been with PfaP since its inception. In fact the idea for this charity was brought to fruition at her dining room table.

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Stay safe everyone, and we will be back next week with our regularly scheduled blog!

The PfaP mission is to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to take meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit. PfaP makes it easy for travelers who want to take meaningful supplies to the destinations they visit.

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