Accommodation

    Ghost Mountain Inn

    Many of the supplies on the needs list, such as classroom furniture, can be purchased locally, and they are not expensive. If you would like to buy the items locally contact us at safari@ghostmountaininn.co.za
    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

    We are excited to announce the start of a new partnership with one of our area schools, Tshaneni Junior School. Although lacking in basic needs such as water, toilets and basic learning aids, both teachers and students are enthusiastic about education and future possibilities. The school is on the way to Mkuze, situated up in the mountains with beautiful views. A visit can be planned to interact with students and teachers or alternatively one can also plan to help with teaching and assist with projects.

    Project #2

    We are fortunate to have some shining stars in our area who have committed their lives to improving the lives of others. Pastor Beatrice Nhleko is one such lady who has started a place of safety for woman and children at Ubombo.

    The project also provides home-based care services for sick people in our community and support for their vulnerable family members. They visit the homes of vulnerable children to assist them with homework and teach them skills development. They also offer assistance to around 25 children ensuring they have sufficient nutrition by distributing food parcels.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of August 2, 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.