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.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Crayons, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Gauze

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing

Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, and Face Towels

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

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.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books

Computer Hardware/Software:
Tablets and Working Laptops

Art Supplies:
Craft Glue and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, and Jump ropes

First Aid:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves

New Underwear

Plastic Mattress Protector (Twin Size)

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Multivitamin Tablets, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste


Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 3, 2020

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.

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.