Basic medical equipment—stethoscopes, diagnostic kits, etc. (if you have items and are unsure about suit- ability please write to Matthew Hillier— email@example.com)
Medical consumables (please carefully check the expiry dates and ensure a minimum of 12 month validity)
These items can be NEW or SECONDHAND (must be in good working condition).
Wheelchairs (URGENTLY NEEDED)
Walking frames (with and without wheels)
Doctors surgery/consultation room equipment/furniture that does not require calibration
Bedside tables and over bed tables
Gym equipment (to be used in the rehab section) -
treadmills, exercise bikes, etc.
Hospital beds are needed—but please contact us first
if you have any available
For the BETHESDA CENTRE:
We are in need of a large range of building supplies, furniture and equipment to fit out the Bethesda Centre. If you have goods available that you think might be useful please write to Matthew Hillier, firstname.lastname@example.org sending for inclusion in the container.
For customs reasons these items MUST BE NEW.
Toilet pans and cisterns
Bathroom fittings (taps/towel rails/etc)
Sheets of plywood
Sheets of MDF
Doors (internal and external)
Kitchen bench tops
Kitchen and laundry sinks
Wall and floor tiles (even small quantities are useful for little areas that need tiling in the building)
Tubes of silicon/liquid nails/etc
Hand soap dispensers
Paper towel dispensers
Plumbing supplies (pipes/etc)
This list of building materials is not conclusive. We are sure that there will be many other items needed that we cannot think of at the moment! If you have other items that you think might be useful please do not hesitate to contact Matthew (email@example.com) to discuss.
These items can be in good condition SECOND HAND
Commercial kitchen benches/equipment
Lounge chairs (must have substantial life left in them)
Fold up tables
Reception desks (3)
Carpet (commercial is most suitable) Please contact first if you think you can help
Carpet tiles (commercial is most suitable) Please contact first if you think you can help
Fire extinguishers—all types suitable (many needed for the building!)
These must be fully charged and recently inspected
For our BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECT:
These items MUST BE NEW.
Schools bags (about 1,000 needed for 2015)
Pencils (coloured and lead)
Exercise books of all sizes
(again we emphasis that they must be new)
For our CAMP WORK:
We are in need of good quality (can be second hand) large tents/marquees for next years camps
We also need camp beds for use at the camps
Sleeping bags (these must be new)
For our CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS:
Gift items that we can distribute to school teachers and other contacts in different institutions. Coffee mugs, soaps and other small gifts are useful.
Other REALLY USEFUL ITEMS:
These items are used throughout various areas of the work and also by our Support Staff. Some are specifically for our Community Assistance programs. Provided they are in good condition most of these items can be new or second hand.
Garden tools (forks, spades, shovels, picks, etc) Please make sure they are clean!
Mechanic’s tools and mechanics workshop equip- ment
Anything to do with fixing vehicles will be useful! We are trying to move our repair work in house to reduce costs. We have the workers—we just need the tools!
Builders tools Items that can be used by our workers and teams as they renovate the Bethesda Centre and also work on Community Assistance and Aid projects. Hand tools (saws, hammers, etc), power tools (drills, electric saws, jigsaw, welders, etc.), petrol driver tools (pumps, generators, concrete vibrators, etc.)
Stationery items These are the things that we use all the time and usually have to buy. Don’t go out and buy these items to send but if you have some spare we can use them! (pens, pencils, staplers, hole punches, laminating pouches, binding rings, etc.)
Fabric Rolls and lengths of fabric in colours or patterns is always useful.
Knitted items We still love our knitted gifts! We can use rugs, beanies, scarves, etc.