Africa

Cape Splendour’s Story

When travel was still safe, a Pack for a Purpose traveler by the name of Maureen Reith dropped off a huge amount of goodies for Rainbow House, the community project supported by Cape Splendour. It weighed about 18kgs and comprised of stationery, clothing, underwear, toiletries and all sorts of things. I arranged for Rainbow House, a place of... Continue reading

Imvelo Safari Lodges When Travel Resumes Will Continue to Make a Big Impact with Your Help

Amid the COVID-19 chaos and uncertainty, the tourism industry has undoubtedly taken one of the largest blows. The collapse of tourism is not only catastrophic for business; ecosystems, habitats and people around the world depend on tourists bringing funds, supplies, and attention to these areas. At Imvelo Safari Lodges, which operates in and around Zimbabwe’s... Continue reading

Together, We Can Do More

‘Together, We Can Do More’ It is this shared sentiment that has made MORE Family Collection’s (MFC) partnering with Pack for a Purpose a match made in ‘ubuntu’. Through this global initiative, our guests from all over the world pack much-needed supplies for our MORE Community Trust (MCT) school projects, which are supported by the... Continue reading

Barbara’s Story

My partner and I visited Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa in 2018 where we heard about Pack for a Purpose.  We returned again in January 2020, only this time we wanted to put something back into the local community.  It was only a small donation of educational materials, some over the counter medicines, and... Continue reading

Sal Shares with Students After Climbling Kilimanjaro

Ever since I began travelling independently at 23, I’ve always been conscious of the challenges developing countries face. In October 2019 I decided to return to Africa. This time to Tanzania in the hope to tackle the extreme challenge of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Again, my ethos came back into play – if I was going to... Continue reading

Henry’s Story

I celebrated my Bar Mitzvah in Cape Town, South Africa with a traditional service at the historic Garden Shul synagogue.  I chose to participate in Pack for a Purpose as part of my mitzvah project to give back to the community which was so welcoming to me and my entire family.  I collected books, soccer... Continue reading

Marc’s Story

I have been able to bring school materials to places while traveling abroad four times. I like traveling and cooperation, this involves the concept called responsible traveling. The truth is that with Pack for a Purpose, it was much easier than finding a NGO that works in the field. Two out of the four times, I have brought... Continue reading

The Furse Family’s Story

My family and I spent Christmas at a hotel in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, about an hour from Marrakech. The hotel, Kasbah Tamadot, includes information about Pack for a Purpose on its website, and encourages guests to bring supplies to benefit Berber families living nearby. (The hotel’s owners have also created various skills training... Continue reading

An Enterprising Young Woman Take a Large PfaP Donation for Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris received the most incredible Pack for a Purpose donation that was conceived and organised by a young girl from Wisconsin in the United States. The girl’s family was planning a holiday to Africa. She, being someone with a caring heart, decided to do some research before the time to see how they... Continue reading