Accommodation

    Cape Splendour Tours & Safaris

    If space is limited and the items you wish to provide are bulky (like diapers or sugar), please contact Julie with Cape Splendour Tours & Safaris (http://www.capesplendour.co.za/contact). She would be more than happy to purchase the items for you so that you can deliver them during your stay in Cape Town. Cape Splendour Tours & Safaris would need to do this by prior arrangement.
    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

    Rainbow of Hope is a place of safety for abused, abandoned and neglected children from ages 11 through 18 years old in South Africa in the Western Cape. We were established in 2007 and attained NPO status in 2009, and PBO status in 2011. Catering for the age group birth to 6 was our first vision, but, due to a Provincial need, it was decided to increase the age to 18 years and also Assisted/Independent Living for those who wish to stay on. Every child who enters through the doors of Rainbow House has the unique opportunity of creating a future for him/herself! The children receive holistic care by way of art, music, swimming, martial arts and counseling.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Colored Construction Paper, Compasses, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Age Appropriate Encyclopedia on CD

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, Math, and Good & the Beautiful Home School Programme

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, and Wire Cutters

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

    First Aid:
    Antibiotic Ointment, and Band-Aids

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New Bras, and New Underwear

    Linens:
    Bath Towels, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, and Mosquito Nets

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of October 20, 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.