Accommodation

    More Quarters Apartment Hotel

    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

    The More Quarters Apartment Hotel supports Injongo Creche, situated in the township of Mfuleni just outside Cape Town. Injongo was started by Mavis Ngcongolo who opened the doors of her tiny shack on a plot of about 90 square meters.

    Although many parents can’t afford the school fees, Mavis manages to create a loving environment, support, protect, and provide daily meals for about 70 young and vulnerable children.

    Injongo Creche is being supported by a Cape Town NGO called Matchbox who are involved in the up-liftment of township crèche and nursery facilities.

    Needs

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

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

    Art Supplies:
    Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Music Instruments:
    Drums, Flutes, and Xylophones

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

    First Aid/Health:
    Band-Aids and Plastic Gloves

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

    Linens:
    Towels and Blankets

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Combs, Shampoo, Multivitamin Tablets, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Washing Powder

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 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.