Pack For A Purpose

Pack for a Purpose

We are a proud member of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

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We at Salute Africa, in association with FEEDSA are committed to feeding the hearts, minds and tummies of South African children who are forced to go to school on an empty stomach. FEEDSA is a non-profit organisation whose main aim is to establish feeding programmes within townships.These feeding programmes are aimed at those who receive no other forms of funding whatsoever.They also implement the building and setting up of crèches (from the infrastructure to operations), teacher training and teaching curriculum.FEED SA works hands-on in the townships on a grass roots level, sourcing their beneficiaries through prominent and reliable contacts within the communities.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs lists as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
1. Few of the children benefiting from these projects have no access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities
2. The balloons, once they become deflated, are a choking hazard for wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.
Pack for a Purpose
When you Pack for a Purpose, please take only the specific items requested. These are the supplies that are needed and will be greatly appreciated. The lists have been well-researched and unrequested items, even with the best of intentions, are largely inappropriate for the communities and are likely to have few short-term and no long-term benefits.

When you Pack for a Purpose, please take only the specific items requested. These are the supplies that are needed and will be greatly appreciated. The lists have been well-researched and unrequested items, even with the best of intentions, are largely inappropriate for the communities and are likely to have few short-term and no long-term benefits.

General School Supplies

1. Colored Construction Paper and Colored Pencils
2. Text/Reading Books
3. Art, Dance, Drama, and Music

Clothing

1. Blankets
2. Socks
3. Beanies
4. Gloves
5. Sweaters

Sports/Outdoor

1. Soccer Balls
2. Basketballs
3. Tennis balls and rackets
4. Cricket balls and bats