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.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Wall Charts:
    (English) Language, Math, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books

    Art Supplies:
    Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Canon SX10, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and USB Cables

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Connect Four and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Disposable Diapers

    Project #2

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

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Colored Construction Paper, Crayons, and Glue Sticks

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys and Rattles

    Clothing/Shoes:
    Baby Sling/Carrier, Bibs, Newborn Clothes, and New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    Linens:
    Bath Towels, Baby Blankets, Crib Pads for Side of Crib, Floor Mats for Toddlers, Hooded Baby Towels, Play Mats, Wash Cloths, and Waterproof Mattress Covers

    Kitchen:
    Bowls, Feeding Spoons, and Sippy Cups

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Combs, Hair Brushes, Vaseline, Baby Baths, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Cotton Wool, Diaper Bags, Diaper Rash Cream, Disposable Diapers, First-Aid Kits, Humidifiers, Infant Formula Milk, Medicine Droppers, Milton Disinfectant Liquid for Washing Baby
    Bottles, Mosquito Nets, Nasal Aspirator, Pacifiers, Saline Nasal Drops, Teethers/Teething Rings, Teething Gel, Thermometers, Tissues, and Wet Wipes

    Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced
    Projects:

    Watercolor Paints

    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.

    Needs

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

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet

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

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

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Jump Ropes and Soccer Balls

    Project #4

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

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

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

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Wall Charts:
    (English) Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, and Math

    Art Supplies:
    Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Kyocera KM 1635, Canon MP190, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and USB Cables

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 2020

    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.

    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.