Helping Hands Wish Lists

If you don't have supplies to donate, you can also help by making a monetary donation to Helping Hands.

To find out more about our Helping Hands program, sending humanitarian aid to women and families in communities facing war, disaster and poverty, click here

Looking for other ways to get involved with MADRE? Click here to find out more.

First Aid SuppliesShow

  • Band Aids
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (unopened/sealed)
  • Neosporin
  • Ace Bandages
  • Gauze
  • Surgical Tape
  • Hot or Cold packs (that do not require a microwave or freezer)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Alcohol Prep Pads
  • Sterile Medical Masks
  • New Scissors
  • Latex Gloves

Medical SuppliesShow

  • Nebulizers
  • Medical equipment for disabled children and adults: wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, braces and slings
  • Blood Pressure Machine with Cuffs (Adult and Children-sized cuffs)
  • Blood Glucometers with Test Strips
  • Lab Supplies
    • Binocular Microscope, Centrifuge, Glassware

Non-Prescription MedicationShow

For all items with an expiration date – first aid materials, medical supplies, non-prescription medication, hygienic and beauty supplies, contact lenses and prescription medication – please check the expiration date before you send MADRE your donation. MADRE does not accept any medical items that expire within 6 months of the date it is mailed to us.

  • Acetaminophen
  • Antihistamines
  • Aspirin (81mg)
  • Asthma Inhalers
  • Children's and Infant's Ibuprofen
  • Children's Liquid Tylenol
  • Children's Vitamins
  • Infant's Liquid Tylenol
  • Multivitamins
  • Diabetic Supplements

Reproductive ResourcesShow

For all items with an expiration date – first aid materials, medical supplies, non-prescription medication, hygienic and beauty supplies, contact lenses and prescription medication – please check the expiration date before you send MADRE your donation. MADRE does not accept any items that expire within 6 months of the date it is mailed to us.

  • Condoms
  • Lube
  • Dental dams
  • Female condoms
  • English, French, Arabic and Spanish education material

Hygienic and Beauty SuppliesShow

For all items with an expiration date – first aid materials, medical supplies, non-prescription medication, hygienic and beauty supplies, contact lenses and prescription medication – please check the expiration date before you send MADRE your donation. MADRE does not accept any items that expire within 6 months of the date it is mailed to us.

  • Sanitary Napkins (Pads)
  • Soap
  • Shampoos and Conditioners
  • Moisturizing Lotions
  • Sunscreen (Adult's and Children's)
  • Insect Repellant (Adult's and Children's)
  • Nail Polish and Remover
  • Make-Up


Prescription MedicationsShow

For all items with an expiration date – first aid materials, medical supplies, non-prescription medication, hygienic and beauty supplies, contact lenses and prescription medication – please check the expiration date before you send MADRE your donation. MADRE does not accept any medical items that expire within 6 months of the date it is mailed to us.

MADRE only accepts the following prescription medication sealed and in its original packaging from the manufacturer. Please do not send any partially used prescriptions or personal prescriptions.

  • Broad-spectrum antibiotics
    • Bactrim
    • Chloramphenicol
    • Dicloxacillin
    • Gentamycin
    • Kanamycin Sulfat
    • Metronidazole
    • Penicillin
    • Rocephin
  • Cancer medicines
    • Cyclophosphamide
  • HIV/AIDS medication
  • Anesthetics
  • Asthma medicines
    • Albuterol
    • Aminophylline
    • Salbutamol
    • Theophylline
  • Antiemetics
  • Painkillers
    • Diazepam
  • Diabetes medicines
    • Insulin
    • Insulin Lente
  • Allergy medicines
    • Diphenhydramine
  • Antidepressants/ Antipsychotics
    • Imipramine
    • Haloperidol
  • Anti-fungal creams
  • Parasites
    • Abendazol

School SuppliesShow

  • Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners and Pens
  • Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils, Permanent Markers, Highlighters
  • Child-proof Scissors
  • Glue, Glue Sticks, Tape, glitter
  • Notebooks and Folders
  • Various Types of Paper (still in packaging, no loose paper)
    • Loose Leaf/Lined Paper
    • Colored/Construction Paper
    • Printer/Copier Paper
  • 3x5 cards, flash cards, workbooks
  • Puzzles and Interactive/Manipulative games and toys
  • Teaching Materials, Manuals and classroom educational decorations in Spanish
  • Batteries
  • Blank CD-Rs and CD cases
  • Blank DVDs, large and promotional (small) size
  • Staplers, Staples
  • White Out
  • Bookbags (new or gently used)
  • Books in Spanish or French (no books in English please)
  • Jump Ropes, inflatable balls (including basketballs) with hand pump
  • New or Almost New (washed/cleaned) infant and children’s clothing
  • New Children’s Undergarments and swimwear (must still be in packaging)
  • New or Almost New Children’s Shoes (MADRE only accepts shoes that are clean)

Sewing SuppliesShow

  • Sewing Machines
  • Hand Sewing/Button Machines
  • Fabric
  • Needles
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Thimbles

Safety

 

  • Wind-up or Solar Powered Flashlights
  • Whistles


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