Thank you for your desire to help needy people in Africa.  This page contains a list of suggested items to send.  For an overview and step-by-step walk through the process of sending a care package, please click the button below.

General Guidelines:

  • Do not include used items, liquids or gels (except for toothpaste), batteries, or easily breakable items.
  • You may include letters, notes, and a picture of yourself for the intended recipients if you wish.

Here is a list of items you may include in a care package categorized by recipient:

For Impoverished Children and/or School Children:

  • School Supplies
    • Backpacks
    • Pencil pouches
    • Rulers
    • Crayons, Markers, Pencils, Pens
    • Large erasers
    • Small pencil sharpeners
  • Health and Hygiene
    • Toothpaste, Toothbrushes
    • Chewable Vitamins
    • Bar Soap
    • Wash cloths
  • Small, durable toys like balls, jump ropes, toy cars, etc.
  • Accessories
    • T-shirts, kids’ sizes
    • Socks
    • Jewelry
    • Hair Clips and Bows
    • Watches
    • LED Flashlights with no batteries (batteries can be purchased in Africa)

For Impoverished Adults and New Mothers:

  • Health and Hygiene
    • Toothpaste, Toothbrushes
    • Vitamins
    • Bar Soap
    • Wash Cloths
    • Feminine Hygiene Products (i.e. pads and liners, but no tampons or silicone cups as they are not culturally accepted)
    • LED Flashlights with no batteries (batteries can be purchased in Africa)
  • Baby Care
    • Basic Cloth Diapers
    • Diaper Pins
    • Onesies

Send Packages to:

Africa Care Package
c/o Redemption Church
8605 Monclova Rd
Monclova, OH 43542

Care packages are collected and sent to West Africa in a shipping container on a ship.  If you need more information or decide to send a care package, please use the contact form below to notify us.

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