Donate Supplies

We gratefully accept items that:

  • Can be used or expended in a way that’s consistent with the purpose of the ministry and enhances the mission and vision.

  • Are approved by a ministry representative or staff member as useful, practical, and helpful in alleviating budgeted costs.

  • Meet real needs as established and defined by those who receive and distribute the items in Kenya.

  • Require minimal staff and volunteer time to manage.

 

These include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Children’s vitamins (no gummies please)

  • Non-expired medications and medical supplies

  • New or very gently used children’s clothing (all sizes) – We are always in need of jackets and jeans!

  • New or very gently used teen/young adult clothing (size x-small through medium)

  • New or very gently used shoes (all sizes)

  • New socks and underwear for children (all sizes, especially bras for teen girls)

  • New toothbrushes and toothpaste

  • New or very gently used, culturally-appropriate books

  • New school supplies

  • Lollipop

 

We regretfully decline gifts that:

  • Do not fit within our established mission and vision.

  • Require a large amount of staff oversight or management.

 

 

These include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Gummy vitamins or any gummy/chocolate candy

  • Expired (or soon-to-expire) medications or medical supplies

  • Very used, stained, or worn shoes and clothing

  • Clothing that references “mommy” or “daddy”

  • Revealing clothing or high heels

  • Toys that require batteries

  • Furniture or other large items that cannot be transported in a suitcase

  • Adult clothes sized large or bigger.

  • Books that contain violence or supernatural elements.

 

We reserve the right to decline other items deemed not useful, transportable, or appropriate for our work in Kenya. Thank you for understanding, and thank you for your generosity!

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