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South Africa

“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

Robynn Swan’s Story

My friends had decided to get married in South Africa in August 2013! Prior to my trip, my mother came across Pack for a Purpose in a magazine article. We saw this as a wonderful opportunity to give to those in need. I spread the word to the wedding guests and soon everyone was packing... Continue reading

PfaP Provides Joy in Johannesburg

The Peech is delighted to support the Pack for a Purpose initiative. Over the years more and more of our guests have taken an interest in this initiative, and we have seen a wonderful growth in donations. This reflects what we believe is an increasing interest by travellers to leave something positive behind in the... Continue reading

Alison and Steven Phillips’s Story

When my husband and I were planning our trip to Africa, I came across an article in the Costco Connection about Pack with a Purpose. I immediately informed my husband ,as I thought it was an absolutely great way to give to those in need. I contacted Rebecca Rothney, of Pack with a Purpose, and... Continue reading

From an Email Inquiry to Extraordinary Generosity

The Leading Hotels of The World “Pack for a Purpose” in Cape Town By Rebecca Rothney The process started in March with an email and culminated in November with incredible joy for the children of Cape Town South Africa! Jennifer Oberstein, the Senior Director of Communications at The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), sent... Continue reading

Sloan Fellows CoMIT to “Improve the World”

On May 20, 2012, 100 mid-career executives from 27 countries around the world — the 2012 class of MIT’s Sloan School of Management Sloan Fellows in Innovation and Global Leadership — arrived at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg, South Africa. This was the beginning of the capstone trip of our time at MIT:... Continue reading