Eagle Scouts, women's organizations, youth groups, service organizations, and families enjoy helping us collect and create all sorts of humanitarian supplies. Projects include making quilts; sewing newborn receiving blankets, booties, and gowns for newborn kits; putting together newborn kits, hygiene kits, and school kits; and gathering missionary clothing and other supplies.
Would you like to get involved with Smiles for Central America at the local level?
We welcome your contributions! The items listed below are supplies we always need, as we take them on every expedition.
We also welcome your creativity. If your group has an idea of something different you would like to contribute, please let us know. We will tell you if it is something we can use.
Guidelines for our Humanitarian Projects
- Baby quilts
- Twin size quilts
- Full size quilts
- NEW white shirts of all men's sizes
- New or gently used men's ties, suits, and dress shoes
- The full width of the fabric by 1.5 yards.
Newborn, Hygiene, and School Kits
We recommend buying the supplies for these kits from Mandalay International. Mandalay buys their products directly from foreign factories and imports them at fantastic prices, all with the purpose of stocking humanitarian kits. Visit their website at www.humanitarianproducts.com.
We also welcome large quantities of single items. For instance, during August and September, school supplies can be found at a significant discount. We serve orphanages which function as schools, and can use large quantities of items such as markers, glue, construction paper, pencils, paper, scissors, art supplies, stickers, and other craft supplies.
You may also sew and put together your own kits. Please follow these guidelines.
- 1- Finished Fleece Receiving Blanket
- 4- Diaper Pins
- 4- Flat Cloth Diapers
- 1- Gown
- 2- Infant Soap
- 1- pair of Infant Socks
- 1- 2 Gallon Zipper Seal Storage Bags
2- Hand Towels
1- 1 Gallon Zipper Seal Plastic Storage Bag
- 1- Handle Book Bag
- 3- 150 Sheet Notebooks (450 sheets total)
- 1- pair of Scissors
- 4- Pencils
- 1- Pencil Sharpener
- 1- Eraser
- 1- Ruler
- 1- Colored Pencil Box (12 each)
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