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Aid Supplies—Packing List

As part of the annual Christmas shipment that takes hundreds of "Christmas parcels" to Eastern Europe every year, Helping Hands also sends many hundreds of boxes with aid supplies. Our partners in Romania and Bulgaria serve among the poorest of society. In connection with long-term development projects they also address immediate needs by passing on aid supplies to individuals and families.

You can support their efforts by donating used items in good condition or by making a financial donation towards development projects in Eastern Europe. We have recently adjusted the list of accepted items to more accurately reflect needs among the recipients.

Please only bring items that are mentioned in the following list. Other items can only be accepted if this has been agreed upon with a Helping Hands employee beforehand.

List of accepted items:

baby and children's clothing (in good condition)
ladies', gents' and children's shoes (clean and in good condition)
Please NO adult clothing!

Other items:
toys (please NO war-related toys or battery-operated items)
school bags, school supplies
baby buggies/perambulators/pushchairs/strollers
child safety seats
table linen
fabric/drapery (also leftover fabric)
wool (also leftover wool)
sewing accessories

Items not on this list cannot be included in the shipment (unless previously arranged with a Helping Hands employee).

Please donate towards the cost of shipment: 3 Euro/GBP per banana box or large sack

Please drop off any aid supplies here: Helping Hands & Church of the Nazarene, Frankfurter Straße 16, 63571 Gelnhausen, Germany (please hand the aid supplies to a Helping Hands employee—do not drop off anonymously!)

Drop-off deadline: Aid supplies can be dropped off throughout the year. The drop-off deadline for the annual shipment is 15th November of every year.

We cannot issue donation receipts for a donation in kind. However, you can support the local purchase of additional items by sending a donation with the memo "aid supplies" to the account of Helping Hands e.V. (IBAN: DE56 5075 0094 0000 022394; BIC: HELADEF1GEL). Please include your full address details, and we will send you a contribution receipt.