Can’t go on a trip, but still want to help?  You can make an immediate impact by contributing supplies, materials, equipment, or services that are used by our teams both overseas and in the US as they provide care for patients. For tax purposes, such items are called “Gifts-in-Kind” and can include goods (specific products that are frequently needed in our work – shoes, eyeglasses, clothing, books, medical supplies, computers, software) and services/expertise (meeting space, photocopying, mailing, website design, marketing, strategic planning).  Below is a more detailed list of supplies, materials, equipment, and goods that are always needed:

Medical Clinic Work
  • gauze/bandages
  • eye glasses (both readers and distance)
  • children’s vitamins (not gummies)
  • adult vitamins
  • bathroom scales
  • black trash bags
  • Ziploc baggies: sandwich, 1 gallon, and 2 gallon sizes
  • Clorox wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • white sheets
  • white table cloths
  • white bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths
  • cleaning rags
  • flashlights and batteries
Personal Hygiene – “Bless Back Bags”
  • toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • soap/washcloths
  • sanitary pads
  • brushes and combs
  • shampoo/conditioner (small bottles)
  • hair gel
  • floss
  • deodorant
  • razors/shaving cream

Community Care

  • underwear (all sizes)
  • socks
  • gym shoes and sandals
  • school uniforms (navy shorts/pants and skirts and white shirts/blouses)
  • towels
  • sheets
  • school supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, scissors, rulers, notebooks, etc.)
  • high protein snacks (protein bars, jars of peanut butter, packages of peanuts/almonds, beef jerky)
  • hair supplies and accessories
  • sports equipment
  • craft supplies
  • children’s books: English, French, and Spanish
  • educational supplies: flash cards, teaching aids, maps, globes, etc.)
Office Supplies
  • copy machine paper
  • manila folders
  • scissors
  • staplers/staples
  • index cards
  • black Sharpie markers
  • ball point pens
 Each trip has a different focus and we target our donations accordingly. To review the specific needs for upcoming trips, see our trip calendar. We would love to have you sponsor a donations drive through your Bible study group, work, school, or neighborhood! It is a convenient way to “bless back”!

If you are interested in helping with these special needs, please contact us.

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