Travelers often want to make meaningful contributions to the destinations they frequent, but they are not always sure how to do this. Pack for a Purpose is an organization that helps travelers identify needs in specific destinations, so that they can make positive contributions when they travel.

You can make a big impact on the lives of children around the world. For instance, you can use available space in your luggage to provide supplies to communities you visit.

For 5 pounds (2.27 kilos), you can bring one of the following:

  • 400 pencils
  • 5 deflated soccer balls with an inflation device
  • A stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff and 500 band-aids
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