More Community Foundation* (MCF) is a non-profit organisation and the Foundation for the MORE Family Collection group, supporting social development and environmental conservation in Southern Africa in all of the areas in which the MORE Family Collection lodges and hotels operate. All community projects for social development are self-sustainable, as it is our belief that by supporting communities to contribute their own efforts and skills, projects are kept alive into the future.
LION SANDS GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
Guest donations through the Pack for a Purpose initiative have been useful, as always, and have made a huge impact towards the children supported by our projects at schools such as Henna Preschool and Jabez Preschool. By making a donation, guests provide these children access to resources they would not otherwise have had access to. From clothing and stationery packed in their luggage, to rolling sleeves up and getting actively involved in the children’s day to day learning during community experiences, we are always humbled at the generosity of spirit of socially conscious travelers from around the world.
STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE, ZIMBABWE
Masuwe primary school’s children have greatly benefitted through Pack For A Purpose donations. These have ranged from sporting equipment and toys to stationery items for teachers and the learners. There have been lots of smiles from children receiving these items, many of whom would have otherwise had no writing books or pens to use at school. Although the school does not have the means to provide this basic equipment, these needs have been met, thanks to the travelers who choose to Pack for a Purpose.
MARATABA SAFARI LODGE, SOUTH AFRICA
Marataba Safari Lodge supports the Heuningvley Primary School, located in a remote area that caters for children from the neighbouring reserves, villages and farms. The school struggles with no water and no electricity and relies on contributions from guests such as book bags to meet the children’s and community’s real and direct needs. The Pack for a Purpose contributions have had an immeasurable impact.
We are exceptionally grateful to be one of Pack for a Purpose’s beneficiaries. Supplies have contributed immense support and continue to provide much needed educational needs for students, improving their learning experience and ensuring teachers have the resources to facilitate lessons on a day-to-day basis. Even with the challenges of the pandemic, our guests who were able to visit chose to make a Big Impact.
The More Community Foundation Family