Donating Materials

Sunrise would greatly appreciate contributions to the following:

Education

Books (new or good quality second hand), stationary (pens, pencils, notebooks, coloured pencils, textas, crayons, erasers, rulers, paint/paintbrushes, drawing/painting books, sticky tape, scissors, geometry sets), calculators, laptop computers, school backpacks. Please ensure books do not contain violence or inappropriate language or graphics.

Medical

Handiplast/strong bandaids, roll of handiplast tape, Bandages (assortment, sling), gauze/cotton roll,  Paracetamol, Savlon, Betadine (liquid,gel), Dettol, Medicines for sore throat, ear, eyes, nose, flue, fever, cough, cold, Drops for ear, eye, nose, stingose, burn cream, Medicine for diarrhea, Acne treatment, Headlice treatment,  surgical gloves, anti-bacterial hand gel, blood stop powder, deep heat or similar for sprains/strains, anti-inflammatories, Vaseline, moisturisers. dry skin hands feet/ body/face, tinea/ cracked feet creams, vitamins (B,C, other), worm tablets, scabies lotion, surgical scissors, tweezers, aerogard, anything else in a first aid kit.

Clothing/Personal

New or good quality second hand clothing and shoes (for 5-18 yrs) boys and girls, new toiletries such as head lice treatment, moisturizer, shampoo/conditioner, anti-bacterial hand gel, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair-oil, brushes, combs, talcum powder, anti-perspirant deodorant, nail clippers, hairbands/clips, photo albums.

Recreation

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. Other - facepaints, birthday party supplies.

Training Programs

Sewing - Sewing machines, overlocker machines, needles, thread, material, buttons, wool, knitting needles, scissors.

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 thanka 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.

Household

Wooden table/bench sets, metal bunk beds, mattresses, blankets, sheets, pillows, material for curtains, rugs, mats for inside and outside home. Cleaning products, cooking equipment (large pots, cutlery, plates, cups, utensils), gas stoves, gas cylinders (bought in Nepal). Black plastic water tanks (1000l-5000l), buckets, brooms, mops, metal washing bowls. Bookshelves for children’s books and clothing. Metal cupboard for office supplies and first aid, metal filing cabinet for children’s personal and medical files.

Vehicles

Sunrise currently has no vehicle, so the children and youth currently utilize crowded public transport to go to doctor/hospital/other medical treatment (including the disabled), for their Outreach work (1.5-2 hours on local buses each way to main project in the slums), for dance performances at various locations around Kathmandu, for radio and other programs the children are involved in, for picnics and other outings.
Sunrise would love one large bus and one small van for its various needs.

Many of the above listed items can be bought in Nepal for a considerably cheaper rate than in Australia, so if you are visiting, you may like to buy some items in Nepal on arrival. An excess baggage allowance can generally be sought from most airlines to carry things over from Australia, but this should be organized at least a month in advance.

If you wish to donate goods from Australia and are not visiting Nepal, please contact Emma Taylor. Please do not post anything to Nepal without prior consultation, as the postal system can be unreliable, and Sunrise will get charged a customs duty for release of the goods in Nepal, so we need to make sure the donated goods are worth more than the postal and customs charges.
Occasionally we are able to get visitors or volunteers to carry donated goods over for us. In the event this is not possible, the shipping/postage and customs in Nepal would be the responsibility of the donor.

All donations of goods will be examined by a member of the SCAI or Sunrise Orphanage Management committee 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.y to the orphanage

Thank you for your support !