Give Goods

Helping Hands: Give Your Goods a Second Life

**Thanks to your support our Helping Hands program has reached capacity for 2014! Please visit this page in 2015 to learn when we will recommence accepting donations.**

Helping Hands Wish List

MADRE's Helping Hands program provides women around the world with first aid supplies, medical equipment, classroom materials and other necessities on our wish list. With these resources women can strengthen their families and communities. You can take part by giving your reusable goods to families that would otherwise not have access to essential everyday supplies.


Donor Spotlight

Lions Club Thank you Tuckahoe Eastchester Lions Club for collecting over 2,500 eyeglasses for women and children in Nicaragua! The Tuckahoe Eastchester Lions Club has been a community service organization since 1925. Look for their Lions Recycle for Sight yellow mail boxes in Eastchester and Bronxville, New York to drop off your used eyeglasses.


The Safe Birth Project

c. Jessica Alderman

Midwives for Peace is a grassroots group of Palestinian and Israeli midwives that saves lives by providing critical pre-natal care and childbirth support to women in the West Bank. By coming together across differences, Midwives for Peace is able to fulfill an urgent humanitarian need, promote reproductive rights and build peace. The midwives have asked us for safe birthing kits.

Donate Supplies

 Helping Hands: Trading War for Art

c. Taller de Vida

Together with MADRE, our partner organization, Taller de Vida, offers a new life to children in Colombia at risk of being recruited as child soldiers in the continuing armed conflict. Many are also former child soldiers.

You can help children of conflict build a future of peace by donating art supplies. Learn more »

Back to Safety, Back to School

c.Natalia Caruso, MADRE

MADRE’s sister organization in Kenya, the Indigenous Information Network, is working with the Nanyori Network of Shelters in Kenya to educate and shelter young girls who are escaping female genital mutilation or forced marriages. The shelters have asked us to provide the girls with feminine hygiene products and school supplies. Learn more »

Harvesting Hope

 c.Elizabeth Rappaport

MADRE is sending a shipment of organic vegetable seeds to our partner organization, Wangki Tangni on the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, where three-quarters of the population suffers from malnutrition. Women farmers need new seeds to plant this growing season. Learn more »

Help Women and Children Maintain Healthy Lives


MADRE’s sister organizations need first aid kits, medical equipment, non-prescription and prescription medication and other supplies. You can help by donating items from the wish list.

Invest in the Fabric of a Community


The Wangki Tangni Women's Sewing Collective, an income-generating cooperative made up of 35 Indigenous Miskito women, needs sewing machines and material. The Sewing Collective has a workshop with sewing machines, where they offer classes to women in the community. Members have begun pattern-making and dyeing projects and recently sold some of their products at a local small producers craft fair. Donate items from their wish list

Support Beauty Inside and Out

c.Judith Clark The Women Workers' Committee in Guatemala needs hygiene and beauty supplies to promote health fairs that provide dental care, vision tests, sexual health and family planning trainings and more. Help provide these much needed incentives by donating items from their wish list.

Provide Resources for Children’s Education

c.MADRE Several of MADRE’s sister organizations need school supplies for their classrooms.  Indigenous children living in rural and greatly underserved communities need your help to obtain school supplies that are crucial for everyday learning. Help provide these children with the tools for education by donating items from their wish list.

How you can take part

Go to the Helping Hands wish list to see what items you can donate.  If you don't have any of the items listed, but still want to make sure women and children have access to the supplies they need, make a monetary donation.

You can also organize a collection drive or a fundraising event. Learn More »


c.Wangki TangniHOW TO DONATE

Mail your donation to or drop it off at:   

Attn: Helping Hands Campaign
121 West 27th Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10001

Please consider sending a dollar or two with your donation to help cover the costs of shipping the items.