Unfortunately giving materially is difficult for Arise Africa because of the very limited space we are allowed in baggage on airlines to get supplies over to Zambia. Although we always need childrens clothes, school supplies, and other materials in Zambia we cannot always get them there. We also try to purchase in the country of Zambia as much as possible to help local shopkeepers and boost the Zambian economy.
If you would like to donate material donations to Arise Africa we ask you to help pay the shipping costs as well. Although we wish there were a way around this there isn't. To ship a UHAUL grand wardrobe box to Zambia it costs $400 USD. We ship things to Zambia on a regular basis and have a company that does it for us in Dallas.
If you are interested in donating to Arise Africa some material posessions and want to financially help with the shipping here is what we are always needing more of:
- Childrens Clothes - All sizes and types, no ski clothes or bathing suits please
- Childrens Shoes - Either brand new or in very good condition
- School Supplies - pencils, crayons, markers, coloring pencils, rulers, chalk, tape, rubber bands, staplers, pens, scissors
- Bibles - kids Bibles and adult Bibles
- Soccer balls, soccer shoes, and shin guards
- Towels, blankets, and twin size sheets
- Soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes (new please)
- Kids Books
- Backpacks in good condition
Please email Alissa if you wish to discuss donation material posessions to Arise Africa and help pay for shipping.