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Born out of the desire to support children while nurturing their spirit, Travel with a Purpose, Inc. was founded by Debora Clark Fairfax, a retired special needs teacher, and Sandra O. Benn, a retired educator.

We are a grassroots group that donates school supplies, children’s clothing and shoes to less fortunate kids around the world.

get to

know us

Born out of the desire to support children while nurturing their spirit, Travel with a Purpose, Inc. was founded by Debora Clark Fairfax, a retired special needs teacher, and Sandra O. Benn, a retired educator.

We are a grassroots group that donates school supplies, children’s clothing and shoes to less fortunate kids around the world.

communities we’ve Helped

Africa is one of the greatest wonders of the world. We‘ve been able to travel to parts and help less fortunate children in need.

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Johannesburg

Nairobi

Accra

Cairo

Cape Town

2002 + 2012

Donated McDonald's toys, gently used children’s clothes and shoes and delivered pencils, pens, note books, and a printer to a local High School

2002

Delivered gently used clothes and shoes as well as pencils and composition books to families and schools in the Cape Flats

2006 + 2009

Delivered gently used baby clothes as well as children's clothes and shoes to orphanages and supplied pencils and note books to schools

2017

Donated gently used children’s clothes and shoes to a Maasai Women’s group

2002

Donated gently used clothes and shoes to families and delivered 50 packs of pens and pencils, 25 boxes of crayons and 50 note books to a Primary School

OUR JOURNEY

Debora was inspired to help those less fortunate when she recognized the need for her students to have adequate seasonal clothes and holiday gifts. 

She held the first fundraiser amongst colleagues, neighbors, and friends and was greeted with support by the community in Harlem. These generous donations allowed her to go on her first trip to Ghana in 1999, carrying gently used children’s clothes and shoes.

 

After a couple of trips, Debora met Sandra and their shared passion for helping children along with their generosity led them to establish Travel with a Purpose. This has allowed them to extend their reach and assist needy families in the villages of Apatrapa and Kumasi in Ghana, Nairobi in Kenya as well as Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa.

OUR JOURNEY

Debora was inspired to help those less fortunate when she recognized the need for her students to have adequate seasonal clothes and holiday gifts. 

She held the first fundraiser amongst colleagues, neighbors, and friends and was greeted with support by the community in Harlem. These generous donations allowed her to go on her first trip to Ghana in 1999, carrying gently used children’s clothes and shoes.

 

After a couple of trips, Debora met Sandra and their shared passion for helping children along with their generosity led them to establish Travel with a Purpose. This has allowed them to extend their reach and assist needy families in the villages of Apatrapa and Kumasi in Ghana, Nairobi in Kenya as well as Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa.

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