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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.

Johannesburg

Nairobi

Accra

Cairo

Cape Town

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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Founded in Harlem, NY  by Debora Clark Fairfax, a retired special needs teacher, and Sandra O. Benn, a retired educator.

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