Accommodation

    Stanley Safari Lodge

    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

    Mukuni Orphan Sponsorship Program sponsors the education of over 250 orphans at Mukuni Village.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Scientific Calculators

    Linens:
    Light Blankets

    Project #2

    Mukuni Preschool and Mukuni Basic School serves over 1,250 children from preschool through 9th grade.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Scientific Calculators

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Classic Novels, and Simple Sums

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Math Games, and Scrabble

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

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

    Project #3

    A single mothers’ sewing project.

    Needs

    Art Supplies:
    Crochet Hooks, Pins, Sewing Needles, and Thread

    Project #4

    The Butterfly Tree Maternity Clinic was built by the charity to provide a safe environment for mothers and the delivery of their babies. There is additional accommodation for mothers who walk long distances to stay prior to the onset of labor.

    Needs

    Medications:
    Folic Acid

    Specifically for Children:
    Baby Blankets, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, and Newborn Clothes (Very Useful)

    Project #5

    Mukuni Health Centre.

    Needs

    General Medical:
    Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, Gauze, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Medications:
    Vitamins

    Project #6

    Mukuni HIV and Aids Project: There are less than five feeding programs to prevent transmission of HIV and Aids from mothers to their infants. The Butterfly Tree provides formula to replace breast milk for mothers who are HIV positive. This is the only one of its kind in Zambia, and the latest tests show that all the babies on the program are free of HIV.

    Needs

    General Medical:
    Antibacterial Soap, Band-Aids, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Medications:
    Folic Acid and Vitamins

    Specifically for Children:
    Baby Blankets and Newborn Clothes (Very Useful)

    All the needs are current as of November 16, 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.