Accommodation

    Blyde River Canyon Lodge

    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

    The Ekurhuleni Orphan and Vulnerable Children’s Center serves 300 children from ages 2 through 16 years old.

    Project #2

    Zingela Ulwazi establishes libraries in rural South African communities and produces children’s books in indigenous languages. They also connect children with nature to inform their storytelling and to improve conservation practice.

    They collaborate with organizations focused on literacy, conservation, and inspired self-reliance. They want to ensure that this generation of South Africans has access to what they need to be healthy, active, and engaged citizens, creating positive futures.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of March 5, 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.

    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.