WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Adoption is needed for thousands of African orphan children but if you want
to help and cannot adopt please consider a monthly or school sponsorship
for a child, or enlist the aid of your business, church, women's, scout,
youth group, etc., to help an "African Angel".
Cloth diapers, not disposable are needed. New or used, in good condition - pre-fold
Plastic pants are always needed to go over cloth diapers, small to large sizes.
Powdered formula is always needed. Regular and soy based formula with little
or no iron.
We NEED liquid vitamins for babies, chewable vitamins for older children and
adult vitamins for our staff. Please do not send the cute, animal shaped ones
- the children think they're candy. Caring for many babies, toddlers and elementary
age children means we use lots of vitamins.
Various sizes including sleepers with feet - large sizes are needed. Nights
can be cold in Ethiopia.
Lice shampoo, Nizoral shampoo, first aid creams and teething solutions.
UGANDAN SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP
donation of $100 will cover school fees for one child to attend a Ugandan
elementary school for one year, purchase their books, notepads and pencils for
a year and buys the student one new school uniform and two pair of shoes. Education
is everything to an African child. Again, 100% of your donation goes to the
COLORING BOOKS, CRAYONS & PUZZLES
Always needed. Puzzles with large pieces only for young children.
AA batteries for tap lights and tape recorders and D batteries for flashlights
to reduce the use of candles in an AFAA House when electricity is not available.
PRINTING SERVICES or an ADVERTISER
A printer and/or advertiser is needed to help with printing services - AFAA
NEEDS a substantial discount for printing our occasional newsletter, or an advertiser
to help defray expenses for our "African Connection". The printer
can be anywhere in the US. We struggle to get the newsletter out because of
the printing and postage expense. Our current mailing list is 12,000 individuals
who are interested in children and adoption issues.
SHEETS & PILLOW CASES
Crib sheets for our baby/toddler beds, single sheets for our childrens bunk
PLASTIC MATTRESS COVERS
Crib size and single bed size, plastic mattress covers are very needed - usually available at Target, K-Mart, etc.
NO USED CLOTHING, NO
STUFFED ANIMALS - PLEASE !
We have lots of used clothing and we do not allow stuffed animals in our foster
homes as they are difficult to keep clean and can carry scabies and lice. Thank
you for understanding.
Each trip to Africa means one or more AFAA escorts hand carries in large trunks of your donated items - 140 pounds of supplies, per escort, per trip. We know exactly where and how items are distributed.