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Looking for a place to donate to that sends supplies to midwives in need

Last post 05-14-2009 2:58 PM by Ilana Shemesh. 5 replies.
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  • 02-11-2009 12:24 PM

    Looking for a place to donate to that sends supplies to midwives in need

    I had found one last year but never even received a confirmation from them that they received my donation so not sure they were legit. Anyone know of something like this?

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  • 02-15-2009 11:43 AM In reply to

    Re: Looking for a place to donate to that sends supplies to midwives in need

     Have you thought about Mercy Maternity Center in Davao Philippines?

    www.midwifeschool.org

     

  • 03-13-2009 7:57 PM In reply to

    • mangaP
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    Re: Looking for a place to donate to that sends supplies to midwives in need

    I was looking through the International Alliance of Midwives and saw this post and thought of what I had seen here, so I will pass it on.

    check out the site withwoman.org

    I was reading that they need donations. Hope this helps.

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  • 04-02-2009 7:23 AM In reply to

    • MamaRabbit
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    Re: Looking for a place to donate to that sends supplies to midwives in need

    Yayasan Bumi Sehat  (http://www.bumisehatbali.org/)  in Bali, Indonesia needs supplies all the time.  There is an American midwife associated with them that uses monetary donations to buy the needed supplies and hand deliver or takes donated supplies in with her.

    AAMI midwifery student, missionary, mother to 4 little ones
  • 04-07-2009 3:34 PM In reply to

    Re: Looking for a place to donate to that sends supplies to midwives in need

    Here's a list from a friend of mine who has been there so I know it's legit.TEAM RAFIKI
    Tanzania, Africa
    August 2009 Needs List

    Materials must be received by May 10, 2009 to accommodate shipping.


    Medical Needs (expiration date must be no earlier than Dec 2009)

    ____Blood Pressure cuffs (20)
    ____Glucometers (20) with test strips
    ____Pain relievers (Tylenol, Advil, Alleve – adult, children, and infant)
    ____Bandaids (including large wound coverage)
    ____Gauze, Tape
    ____Ace bandages
    ____Neosporin/Antibiotic cream
    ____Sterile eye drops
    ____Abreva
    ____Lip balm
    ____Pedialyte
    ____Multivitamins (Adult, Prenatal, Children)
    ____Otoscope
    ____Stethoscope
    ____Microscope with glass slides
    ____Disposable gloves
    ____Thermometers
    ____Oragel/Teething Gel
    ____Diaper rash ointment
    ____Sunglasses
    ____Reading glasses (1.75 or higher)
    ____Pepto bismol
    ____Kaopectate/Imodium D
    ____Calamine lotion
    ____Skin rash ointments
    ____Cough and Cold treatment
    ____Tums
    ____Containers usable as first aid kits
    ____Crutches, braces
    ____Wheelchairs
    ____Infant/baby wash and shampoo
    ____Baby powder
    ____Nail clippers



    Educational Needs

    ____Notebooks (800)
    ____Pens, Pencils (many)
    ____Wall maps
    ____Globes
    ____Crayons (800 boxes)
    ____Children’s scissors
    ____Colored paper
    ____Chalk (blackboard and sidewalk)
    ____Book bags
    ____Blackboard (moveable)
    ____Coloring books
    ____New puzzles (100 pieces or less)
    ____Legos, building toys


    Basic Needs

    ____Large Towels (new, 400)
    ____Washcloths (new, 400)
    ____Soap
    ____Toothpaste
    ____Toothbrushes
    ____Blankets (new) – for baby and adult
    ____Cloth diapers
    ____Diaper pins
    ____Rubber pants
    ____Flat sheets
    ____Paring knives


    Project Needs

    ____Material, thread, snaps, zippers, buttons, needles, pins and cushion, elastic
    ____Scissors
    ____Rubber stamps/paper
    ____Craft projects
    ____Round handheld mirrors (dollar store type)
    ____Acrylic paints
    ____Gorilla glue
    ____Stencils for children’s art projects
    ____Tissues (various colors)
    ____Playpen for nursery

    Miscellaneous

    ____Bicycles
    ____Bicycle repair kits
    ____Ping pong table
    ____Soccer balls
    ____Laboratory equipment
    ____Jacks, jump ropes, infant toys
    ____Sports balls
    ____Sports ball pump for inflating
    ____Wheelbarrow, shovel, gardening tools, hammers, hand saws, trowels, planers, duct   
             tape, electrical tape, screwdrivers, nails
    ____Pots and Pans (for use on open fire)
    ____Pot holders
    ____Kitchen towels
    ____Clothing (NEW or next to new only)
    ____Baseball hats (new)
    ____Underwear (new)
    ____Playground equipment



    Cash Donations

    Cash donations are welcome and most helpful. All donations are directly applied to our projects in Africa and are used to support needs such as food, fund construction and other projects, provide tuition assistance, and purchase school uniforms. All donations are tax deductible, as African Reflections Foundation (our partner in this project) is a 501(3) (c) not for profit organization (Tax Id #20-1621143).

    Checks should be written to African Reflections Foundations, noting "Team Rafiki Projects" on the subject/memo line.

    Checks can be hand delivered to any Team member or mailed to Denise Stasik, 123 Lake Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.

     

  • 05-14-2009 2:58 PM In reply to

    Re: Looking for a place to donate to that sends supplies to midwives in need

     Contact Sera Bonds, who started COHI (Circle of Health International) and is searching for donations to midwifery needs in the Middle East and Africa.  Sera Bonds
    E-mail Address(es):
      sera@cohintl.org

     

    Ilana Shemesh, RN, homebirth midwife
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