South Africa

The Eales’ Family Story

In August we visited Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa. We had heard of Pack for Purpose and after getting in touch, we were put in contact with the team at Kariega. They support a local farm school with volunteers and providing supplies. We decided that participating in Pack for a Purpose was something that we... Continue reading

Cheryl Roder- Quill’s Story

Last month, my son, husband and I (plus my parents) spent two weeks in South Africa. In the past, I have made a point of packing an extra bag of school supplies, books, art supplies, puzzles, etc… (previously on trips to South Africa and Zambia). Prior to leaving on holiday, I went online in search... Continue reading

Eric’s Story

As travelers, we know plans do not always go smoothly. In Eric’s case, he took a problem and repurposed it into an opportunity. The entire point of our website is to be sure travelers are bringing needed supplies to places that will absolutely take them to the community projects they support; thus eliminating logistical issues... Continue reading

Terrific Supplies for Tenikwa!

The Van Veen family travelling from the Netherlands brought a special surprise in April when they visited African Game Lodge.  Stowed in their luggage was two boxes brimming over with brightly coloured pens, paper, koki’s and chalks.  And because winter is nearly upon us, Jolanda had thoughtfully included a whole lot of plastic mugs which... Continue reading

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

“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

From Australia to Africa Ausure “Insures” Students Success

In the spirit of giving something back to the local community during Ausure Insurance Brokers’ first international conference in the Cape region of South Africa, 100 delegates from across Australia made a difference in the lives of the children of Lynedoch and Vlottenburg primary schools when they were invited to “pack for a purpose.” It... 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

PfaP Participants Protect Rhinos

The following lodgings and tour companies on our website in Africa and Asia work to conserve and protect the rhino: Samara Private Game Reserve, Siroki Lodge, Solio Lodge, John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa, Kariega Game Reserve, Inyati Game Lodge, Ride Kenya, ol Donyo Lodge, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Karnali Lodge and Camp. Having had the... Continue reading

Natasha’s Story

As a company, ResRequest desires to give back and looks for opportunities to partner with our clients and their associated local community projects as well as charities operating in our area. Representatives from our team travel often and we want to be able to give even more practically than just with monetary contributions. Pack for... Continue reading