Donated items to fill check-in suitcases:
The #1 requested and needed item are children’s clothes.
Underlined items are also greatly needed.
Heavy-duty brick trowels, paint brushes, framing hammers, handsaws, heavy electrical cords, new power tools, drill bits, screw bits (Please only bring quality, name brand tools, the cheaper tools will not hold up. It would be better to bring 1 good tool rather than several cheap ones.)
Backpacks, hard black composition books, notebooks, pencils, pens, markers, school glue, rulers, scissors, tape, construction paper
Any shoes, work boots, adult soccer shoes, black leather school shoes, children’s shoes, flip flops, high heels, any type of women’s shoes.
TOILETRIES (huge need for these)
Baby powder, shampoo, lotions, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, adult diapers, baby lotion, body wash, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner
Adult and children’s cold medicine, pain reliever, anti-fungus cream, pin worm medicine, vitamins, gauze, Band-Aids, antibiotic creams, bandages, muscle rub, cough syrup, first aid kits, adult and children’s vitamins
All sizes of bed sheets, pillowcases, towels and small washcloths, hard plastic plates & bowls, silverware, any pots and pans, sharp knives, dish towels, inexpensive irons, small kitchen appliances.
Gently used or new clothes, children clothes (especially boys’ clothes), new underwear & socks, infant clothes, men’s pants, adult clothes (Jamaica is a tropical climate, so do not pack winter clothes), any type of soccer gear – especially adult-sized soccer equipment, men’s cargo and athletic shorts (especially size 30, 32) men’s sizes can range 26-38 but nothing larger, women’s shorts, dresses, capris, nightgowns, no primarily white t-shirts
AAA, AA, C & D-size batteries, watches, radios of any kind, toys, padlocks, hats, jewelry, soccer balls (no footballs or baseballs), extra flashlights & batteries, Gallon-size Ziploc bags, hats, purses, bags (especially huge, oversized bags and purses), neckties, Duck tape
ITEMS NOT TO PACK (all are items that have come down over the years)
Bowling balls, electric blankets, humidifiers, one shoe, heavy winter jackets, dog toys