school supplies

Bushmans Kloof Guests Bring Supplies

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat became a member of Pack for a Purpose just over a year ago and nominated Elizabethfontein Primary School as its project. Elizabethfontein is the only school in the rural area in Agter Pakhuis. Its pupils are farm workers’ children, as well as some of our own staff’s children.... Continue reading

Tara’s Story

We recently went on a family vacation to the Mayan Riviera. We packed two backpacks filled various school supplies, toys, hair brushes, socks, and many other things weighing 10lbs. We made a special trip with our children on Sunday afternoon, hiring a private shuttle to bring us to the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Spa... Continue reading

Laura’s Story

I work for a local charity in Nottingham and asked my colleagues to bring any supplies they had around the house. I emailed a copy of the list of supplies needed at the Kakuyuni Deaf School, supported by the Coral Key Malindi lodging in Malindi where I was due to visit for a 10 day... Continue reading

“Soles” Arrive in South Africa

Kwa Maritane sponsors a local primary school that educates 410 scholars from families with little to no income. During 2013 many of these children were left orphaned. While hosting an annual Christmas party for the children, we observed that many of our students either had no shoes, or the toes of the shoe had been cut... Continue reading

Guests Make a Big Impact at Turtle Inn

Francis Ford Coppola Resorts, Central America started to team up with Pack for a Purpose in 2013. Since then, our guests at the Turtle Inn in Belize have donated 354 lbs. of supplies for local schools in Seine Bight, Placencia and Monkey River Village. Placencia Humane Society also continues to get a steady supply of pet... Continue reading

Supplies “Sprout” Up at Sandals

School children in Jamaica, Antigua, Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and Saint Lucia have had the opportunity through the Sandals Foundation’s Reading Road Trip to interact with and learn from guests staying at Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Resorts. The Reading Road Trip is also a favourite among guests and families as they are given... Continue reading

Nancy’s Story

  I was going on safari to Tanzania the first 2 weeks in February and the trip included one night at Gibb’s Farm, a PfaP partner. I emailed the trip leader in advance about PfaP so other travelers would bring school supplies. I dropped off a whole small duffle of things I brought and the Manager seemed very grateful.... Continue reading

Mary Anne and Patrick’s Story

While recently vacationing in Barbados, my husband Pat and I were so happy to have been able to support this wonderful program!  We managed to pack an extra 40+ pound duffle bag of school supplies, learning aids and toys which we dropped off with Sandra at the Little Arches Boutique Hotel.  Although the hotel was... Continue reading

From Love on the Airwaves to MORE Love

How one intern’s favorite TV show translated into a Big Impact in South Africa  Our very first intern, Karen, came to work very excited. The evening before, along with her family, she had watched her favorite show, “The Bachelor.” They always DVR the show to watch it at their convenience. As the show began, the... Continue reading

Susan’s Story

My husband and I were heading to Nepal recently for a three week trek and thought of taking some small gifts to give to the local kids along the way.  After reading about the disadvantages of doing that, I searched the net for an alternative and came across Pack for a Purpose where I could... Continue reading