Barbara: Deb and I thought that today’s short post could be a little re-call of our amazing trip to Costa Rica and our discovery of the wonderful charitable organization, Pack for a Purpose. We discovered Pack for a Purpose thanks to the organizers of our trip (Costa Rica Gift of Happiness) and were just so impressed with the idea of bringing useful gifts to your host country that we jumped at the chance to participate. The Pack for a Purpose site easily outlines what might be most needed in your destination country, whether it is school supplies or medical essentials, and how to drop them off. You might remember that we decided to bring soccer balls and school supplies and to donate them to the Maleku tribe.
Pack for a Purpose founder, Rebecca Rothney, asked us to write a short piece about our experience, which we happily did. Now we feel that linking to the story (it is the second on the page) is a great reminder of a wonderful cause, as well as giving us all another opportunity to talk about efforts like this and how we can best share our resources with people around the world. If you have any thoughts or ideas, we’d love to hear them.