Tour Company

    Destination Bhutan

    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.


    Located in Neyphu Valley, the historic Eutok Samdrupcholing Goenpa Monastic School and Orphanage houses 65 boys from ages 5 through 25 years old. We support the school by supporting infrastructure improvements, donating outside lighting for the temple, and helping with other general school supply needs.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    General School Supplies:
    Colored Pencils, Crayons, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Solar Lantern Lights

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

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Language

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) *Age-Appropriate Story Books (level 1st to 5th standard) and Language/Grammar

    Art Supplies:
    *Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    *Tablets and *Working Laptops

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    *Inflation Pumps, *Netball/Basketballs, and *Soccer Balls

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    *Electric hair clippers

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of June 10, 2021

    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.