Whilst monetary donations are our first priority, we also happily accept donated materials based on the below guidelines. Many items can be bought in Nepal for a considerably cheaper rate than in Australia however and it supports the local economy, so if you are visiting Nepal you may like to buy some items on arrival.
If you have some donated or good quality second hand goods you’d like to bring over, you can generally get an excess baggage allowance from your airline by sending them a letter with the details. If you have second hand items, please ensure they are clean and in almost new condition. Please do not donate anything that you would not accept for your own children.
We do not recommend posting anything to Nepal as the postal system can take a very long time, be costly at both ends and unreliable.
Books, educational materials for children, teaching materials for teachers and laptop computers.
Savlon, headlice treatment, any other specialised First Aid Kit. Please ensure they are new, sealed and within the used by dates.
Clothing and shoes for 3 to 18 years for boys and girls. Please ensure they are culturally appropriate, for example, no singlets, short skirts, high heels.
Sporting equipment – Soccer balls, soccer boots/clothing, volleyballs, basketballs, badminton, table tennis bats/balls, tennis balls, rubber balls, caramboard, other sporting equipment, skipping ropes, hula hoops, kites.
Toys – jigsaw puzzles, board games, cards (uno), dolls, figurines, lego, toy cars etc. Toys that are safe and can be washed are preferred. Art/craft – can be bought in Nepal or from the $2/Discount dazzler type stores in Australia.
Computing – Desktop computers and laptops, computer training manuals, educational software, anti-virus software, USB sticks, blank DVD’s, mousepads.
Music/Dance/Singing – DVD/CD/MP3 player, speakers, microphone, recording equipment, digital camera, video camera, musical instruments (keyboard, madal, tabla, flutes, guitars, violin – there are Nepalese versions of these which can be bought in Nepal very cheaply)
Thanka painting – oil paints, paintbrushes, metal frames, cloth, thread (these materials can be bought in Nepal relatively cheaply)
Outreach Program – digital cameras, hand held tape recorders for interviews, notebooks, pens, backpacks, folders.
All donations of goods will be examined by a member of the staff prior to distribution to the children. If you have any queries regarding whether something you would like to donate is appropriate or not, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your support !