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. However our main reason for not accepting material donations unless we request them is because we strongly believe in boosting the Zambian economy and purchasing in country from shopkeepers locally. Although we always need children's clothes, school supplies, and other materials, we want to respect the country, economy, and businesses there. If you want to learn more about our belief in this please read a blog post written by our executive director.
We do make exceptions to this rule on occasion and will post on our website and social media when taking donations. Most of the time we ask for items we cannot purchase in Zambia or that are much more expensive to purchase there.