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In-Kind Donations

We ship all kinds of books, school supplies, medical supplies, assistive devices and lap top computers. 
Here are some of the guidelines to follow for each:


  • Books must be in gently used condition (or new)
  • 20 years old or newer for most non-fiction subject areas
  • Reference books (encyclopedias) not more than 10 years old
  • Medical, nursing books not more than 5 years old
  • Condensed books are acceptable
  • Popular fiction and nonfiction (adult & young adult)
  • All children's books (picture books, "easy readers", chapter books + non-fiction)
  • Non-fiction topics such as: Business and "Inspirational" are popular
  • Text books – NO CLASSROOM SETS (individual books are OK); must be unmarked
***These are only general guidelines. We have very specific needs for books and we ask that you contact us before donating books to discuss your supply.  Thank you!***

School Supplies:

  • Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Dry erase markers
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Erasers
  • Scissors
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons
  • Paper
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Backpacks
  • Classroom resource materials such as maps, globes, charts etc...
  • Sports equipment (basketball, soccer, rubber balls, frisbees, jump ropes)
  • Teacher resource materials (books and supplies)

Medical Supplies:

  • Latex gloves
  • Syringes
  • Glucose 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
  • First Aid kits
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Children's vitamins
  • Sanitary supplies for girls
  • Band-aids

***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:

  • Laptop computers -- PLEASE contact us to see if what you have is useful for our Kenyan partners.
  • Digital cameras and tape players for audio books

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