Donate Supplies

We send 1-2 40 foot containers of needed supplies each year via our partners at Holy Family Parish in S. Pasadena California. We carefully worked out a list of most urgent needs with them and our contact there, Karl Holtsnider, 1527 Fremont Ave, S. Pasadena, CA 91030, 626.403.6139, karlhol@holyfamily.org, will oversee the packing of this container. You may contact him if you think you have supplies we may need.

Any other materials we need, we will purchase in Haiti, thereby keeping our storage area needs to a minimum.

There is no question that we use a large part of our yearly budget for materials, supplies and goods that could have been donated to Hands Together. We hope that by providing this NEEDS LIST we will receive much needed supplies, medicines, and other materials so that we can use our precious funding dollars for salaries, capital improvements, emergency relief, training, and development projects.

Elementary School Needs

The following items are supplies that we use not only for our schools but to assist partner schools as well:

  • Pens & Pencils
  • Chalk, regular & colored
  • Notebooks (all types)
  • Paper (all types)
  • Erasers
  • Games (dominos, etc.)
  • Book bags
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Art supplies
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons & markers
  • Rulers, compasses
  • French-English Dictionaries
  • Classroom toys
  • Playground toys
  • Globes & wall maps
  • Janitorial supplies
  • Recreation materials
  • Student & teacher desks
  • Work tables & chairs

Classroom needs

Each literacy classroom and adult participant should have the following items:

  • Blackboards
  • Wall maps
  • Computers
  • Chalk, regular & colored
  • Adult desks & Chairs
  • Work Tables
  • Teacher's desks
  • Paint, white & green

Nutritional & Feeding Needs

Children & adults cannot learn if they are undernourished. The elderly are neglected and need food.

  • Industrial gas stove burners
  • Large cooking pots
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Eating utensils
  • Plates and bowls
  • Cups

Clinic & Hospital Needs

Hands Together runs a medical clinic in the slums of Port-au-Prince that serves over 18,000 people. We also support hospitals and 5 other medical clinics run by several diocesan Caritas groups and religious orders.

Cardiovascular:

  • Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg
  • Furosemide 40 mg
  • Atenolol 50 mg
  • Enalapril 10 mg
  • Digoxin .25 mg

Infectious Diseases:

  • Erythromycin 333 mg
  • Amoxicillin 500 mg
  • Trimethoprim/Sulfa 160/800
  • Chloroquine 500 mg
  • Ciprofloxacin 500mg
  • Vibramycin 100

Pulmonary:

  • Prednisone 10 mg
  • Albuterol 4 mg                              

Rheumatologic:

  • Naproxyn Sodium 500 mg
  • Indomethacin 50 mg
  • Aspirin 325 mg

Hematolgic:

  • Ferrous Sulfate 325 mg
  • Folic Acid 1 mg

Neurologic:

  • Diphenylhydantoin Sodium 100 mg
  • Phenobarbital 60 mg

Dermatologic:

  • Aristocort Creme .25%
  • Lindane (Scabecide)
  • Permethrin 5% (Scabecide)
  • Aristcort (Triamcinolone) Ointment .25%

Gastroenterologic:

  • Ranitidine 300 mg
  • Omeprazole 20 mg

Nutritional:

  • Prenatal Vitamins with Iron
  • Children's Multivitamins

Miscellaneous Medical Needs

  • Obgyn delivery sets
  • Episiotomy scissors, etc.
  • Surgical gloves
  • Surgical makses
  • Sterilizers
  • Disposable razors
  • Sterile scalpel
  • Disposable scalpels
  • Suture materials
  • Artery forceps
  • Cough syrups
  • Burn ointments

Development & Organizational needs

Each literacy classroom and adult participant should have the following items:

  • Shovels, picks, and gardening equipment
  • Carpentry tools
  • Metal working tools and equipment
  • Automobile mechanic basic tools
  • Four wheel drive pick-up
  • Ambulance
  • Small jeep, SUV
  • Masonry tools & equipment
  • Plastic mattress covers
  • PVC piping
  • Office cabinets, & desks
  • Photo copy machine
  • Personal computers (3)