Ant’s Nest & Ant’s Hill

    Pack for a Purpose does not condone visiting orphanages, as this can often lead to negative impacts on children. The accommodation or tour company working with the orphanage will deliver the supplies in a coordinated and respectful way so that the children can benefit from them. Your generosity is not diminished because you do not interact with the children.

    Project #1

    African Community Outreach supports hundreds of families, visiting with them in their homes, providing food, providing medical care, and helping to get children into schools.

    Project #2

    The Fold has been registered as a private hostel. We currently help 23 children to have a better life and a better education. We have built our own private school to provide a better education for our children. We are located in the Waterberg Mountains in a very rural area. The children who we work with are orphans, have been abandoned, or live in abject poverty.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of June 10, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.