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Reality Tours & Travel

Many of the following requested items can be purchased locally and it is our pleasure at Reality Tours & Travel to facilitate this for you at your request. We can arrange for them to be purchased prior to your arrival or assign a person to go out shopping with you, should you wish. If you wish to Pack for a Purpose locally, in this fashion, please contact us at and we will make the arrangements.
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.


Reality Gives is based in Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums. The organisation specializes in education and teacher training and has two community centers, where they provide classes in functional English, practical computing and life skills for youth from the local area.

Reality Gives also partners with a local primary school, Royal City School, to improve the educational opportunities for local children. By training and empowering women from the local communities to work as teachers, they deliver quality, English-medium education to almost 400 children.


General School Supplies:
College-Ruled Paper, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Pens

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Computer Hardware/Software:
Mobile Phones, Tablets, and Working Laptops

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of January 24, 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.