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In Kind Donations

We ship all kinds of books, school supplies, medical supplies, computer equipment and recreational equipment. 
Here are some of the guidelines to follow for each:

Books:

  • How-to-do books and manuals
  • Self Help books
  • School Textbooks
  • Computer books
  • Medical/Nursing books and journals
  • Other Medical Reference books

School Supplies:

  • Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Scissors
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons
  • Paper
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Backpacks

Medical Supplies:

  • Latex gloves
  • Syringes
  • Testing strips
  • Dressings
  • OR drapes, gowns, caps, masks
  • Stethoscopes, otoscopes, ophtalmoscopes, BP cuffs
  • Dressing trays
  • Suction tips and tubing
  • Plastic pans and basins
  • Surgical sutures
  • Instruments (clamps, scissors, scalpels, retractors, etc)
  • Glucometers
  • Depends for adults
  • Thermometers
  • First Aid kits
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Measuring tapes
  • Plastic pharmacy bottles for medications

***We do not need items to be sterile because their sterility will be compromised on the shipping, unsterile items will be sterilized by the Kenyan facilities upon arrival and prior to use.***

Computer Equipment:

  • Computer (preferably laptops)
  • Monitors
  • Speakers
  • Modems
  • Keyboards
  • Mouse
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Digital cameras

***Certain restrictions apply due to weight and packaging limitations. CT only receives laptops.  For Chicago donations, please email or call Marisa 312-545-3330 with questions.  THANKS. ***

Recreational Equipment:

  • Shin guards
  • Heavy socks
  • Bats
  • Balls (soccer, basketball, baseball, etc)
  • Sneakers
  • Baseball caps

Nutrition Bars (for HIV/AIDS patients):

In Kenya, the prospect of getting anti-retroviral drugs is improving - there has been a six-fold increase in the numbers getting treatment in the past two years. But there is a terrible irony.

Severe drought across Kenya has meant that patients on anti-retroviral who don't get enough to eat have been unable to tolerate their medicines, so they have stopped taking them.
Taking these medicines without the proper nutrition has side effects even the neediest with access to the drugs can’t tolerate the stomach pain, dizziness and nausea. 

Nutrition bars contain as much nutritional value as needed to take the anti-retroviral drugs, they are easy to pack and ship and easy to distribute to patients.

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