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Africa

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

The Haggett’s Family Story

I found out about Pack for a Purpose just before we left for our holiday to South Africa. One of the hotels we stayed in was a participant in the program. I started packing a backpack full of supplies in need for the local school. My 6 year old helped me choose items and pack... Continue reading

On Display at The Hide: Community Involvement and PfaP Impact

Guests of the Hide Safari Camp which is situated in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe have very generously contributed towards the Pack for a Purpose initiative by saving space in their suitcases to carry specific items that are desperately needed in the local community. We are very appreciative of the fact that while coming on... Continue reading

Valerie’s Story

  My kids and I were super excited about upcoming trip to Kenya. We were looking forward to our Safari Adventure and spending some time at Diani Beach. However, we were most excited about “Packing for a Purpose “. We began soliciting friends for donations to present to the Boresha Maisha Children’s Home. We set... Continue reading

Blyde River Canyon Lodge in South Africa Partners with PfaP to Make a Big Impact

Not far from the world-famous Kruger National Park, the 4-star graded Blyde River Canyon Lodge is situated in the province of Mpumalanga (Zulu name for “the place where the sun rises”). Set alongside the sparkling waters of the Blyde River and sheltered by the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, the lodge offers local and international travellers a... Continue reading

Rhonda’s Story

My daughter and I decided to travel to South Africa for a once in a lifetime vacation.  We discovered Pack for a Purpose and that Kapama Game Reserve sponsored a school and an orphanage. We made some room in our suitcase to take some supplies and reached out to them. We were thrilled at the... Continue reading