Accommodation

    Jollyboys Backpackers & Camp

    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 Lubasi Children’s Home in Maramba supports over 45 children from ages 3 through 17 years old. It provides not only a lovely environment, but also nourishing food and an excellent education.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Colored Pencils, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, and Solar Calculators

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

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

    Art Supplies:
    Sewing Needles and Thread

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Soccer Boots

    First Aid/Health:
    Band-Aids

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of October 14, 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.