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    Cathedral Peak Hotel


    Cathedral Peak Hotel is situated in a remote, pristine, and isolated valley. The hotel’s relationship to the environment and the community surrounding the area is extremely important.

    Cathedral Peak Hotel is committed to giving back to the community and the upcoming generations. Through the involvement with Pack for a Purpose, Cathedral Peak Hotel hopes to uplift local schools and provide them with the appropriate equipment and tools needed in their schooling environments.

    The Pack for a Purpose project will benefit children from preschool through high school from ages 3 through 18 years old. The schools that will be helped through this project are in the Central Drakensberg area, in the valley leading up to Cathedral Peak Hotel.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (IsiZulu) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (IsiZulu) Human Body, Language, Math, and Science

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (English) HIV Health and Your Community

    Art Supplies:
    Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Earring Hooks, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Whistles

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons

    Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Spades, and Trowel

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 27, 2023
    Cathedral Peak Hotel

    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.