Our clients are often looking for ways to support local communities near their safari destinations. While there are a wide variety of charities and NGOs operating in Africa, we proudly recommend that our clients explore Pack for a Purpose.
This unique 501(c)(3) nonprofit gives safari travelers the opportunity to make direct, personal and meaningful contributions that help meet the needs of the places they visit. Here’s a little bit about how they got started:
By asking travelers to pack 5 lbs (2.27 kgs) of supplies, we felt we would be able to involve everyone who wanted to add value to his or her trip by participating. By delivering the supplies directly to the traveler’s accommodation, it would be possible for every traveler to contribute and require no logistical support. That amount would take only a small space, require little effort and still make a big impact.
Here’s an example of what you can ‘Pack for a Purpose’ in under 5 pounds:
- 400 pencils
- 5 deflated soccer balls with an inflation device
- A stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff and 500 band-aids
It all adds up! To learn more, visit www.packforapurpose.org