The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the area’s wildlife and natural resources. Pack for a Purpose donations will benefit the wildlife and environment within a 50km radius of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Since its establishment by local safari operator Charles Brightman and the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in 1999, it has removed 22,000 wire snares, arrested 683 hardened poachers, and saved 179 mammals injured through snaring and then released them back into the wild.
*Batteries of All Sizes, Binoculars, *Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick, *GPS (Handheld), and Torches/Flashlights
*Antiseptic Ointment/Powder, *Band-Aids, *Bandages for Wounds/Plasters, *Wash or Creams, and *Injectable Anti-Biotic (Long-Lasting and Broad-Spectrum)
Bush Hats, *Hiking Boots, and Socks
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.