Accommodation

    Lion Sands Game Reserve

    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

    Henna Pre-school serves 114 children from ages 2 through 5 years old.

    Project #2

    New Beginnings Day Care/Nursery serves 25 children from infancy to 2 years old.

    Project #3

    Jabez Preschool broke ground in August 2017 to welcome the first class of learners in January 2018.

    Jabez is located within the greater Bushbuckridge-area of Mpumalanga in the small village community of Justicia B, on the border of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin and Kruger National Park. With a population of just 3,000 people, this community had no previous access to education or healthcare. The lack of infrastructure and support resulted in at least 70 children, all under the age of 5, being forced to walk for over an hour in one direction every day to the neighboring village. This brings with it security and safety risks, along with compromising the quality of their early childhood development. Malnutrition within the community is also a critical area that needs to be addressed.

    Project #4

    Hunzukani Primary School serves over 580 children from ages 5 through 13 years old.

    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.