How can I get involved?
We have an ongoing wish list of items we would like to ship to Liberia, West Africa to benefit our women and children.
We are often not short of material donations but funds to ship the boxes. Any contribution that helps cover our shipping costs is greatly appreciated. 100% of your Box Program donation goes directly to the cause.
We are fortunate to have a great group of volunteers that are teacher and student led. This dedicated group heads up the logistics from storage, organizing, boxing, and shipping, all from our drop- off point in Oregon, Wisconsin.
This has been a great cause for our local high school kids and Student Ambassadors to get involved in for volunteer service. This dynamic group is led by Hope Mikkelson of Verona High School.
As we have become more seasoned at shipping across the ocean with extreme temperature shifts, we have learned along the way what survives the journey. For this reason, please review our Wish List items (below) as we are only sending items that are listed on our Wish List. Please email if you are interested in donating items and we can let you know generally when the next boxes will ship and if we are able to take your donation at that time.
When we raise enough funds to ship the oversized boxes (approx. $400 each), we shrink-wrap them and send them on the long journey via ship to Liberia, West Africa. It is quite the journey they are about to take, as you can see in the photos.
Once they arrive, Bulleh will post on Facebook the date she and her team of Girl Power volunteers will be opening and sorting the boxes. You can join us live via Facebook! It is not uncommon to see a thing or two you donated bring joy, song, and dance to the women as they celebrate the arrival of our boxes. After the boxes have been sorted, the team starts the distribution to those in most need. Many of whom have only one set of clothes, no shoes and have never owned a toy, it really puts things into prospective when you think about our lives.
Have some tissues handy, these are emotional moments that will change your life and your perspective forever.
If you would like to donate to help with shipping costs, please visit our PayPal Donation Page and designate in the dropdown section, “Box Program”.
Gently used clothing in all sizes from newborn to adult for girls and boys. For women, clothing up to size 14 (no larger than XL) that extends below the knee is appreciated.
Soccer Balls and Equipment
Balls (size 5), jersey sets for teams (all sizes up to XL), shorts, socks, and cleats (all sizes up to men’s size 9) are all valuable. Soccer is a uniting sport in Liberia that provides a productive, healthy activity for children.
Tennis shoes and sandals in all sizes for girls and boys aged 1 to 18. Adult sizes up to size 9. (No house slippers, boots, or high heels, please.)
NEW underwear for girls and boys age 1 to 18. Briefs and boxers are both acceptable for boys. The majority of the children we serve do not have underwear; it is a luxury item.
Dolls (hard shell, like Barbie with hair) and a few teddy bears.
Mostly smaller sizes up to 38D.
Complete, manually powered food grinders with all the parts connected are appreciated.
Cloth (not disposable) diapers are valuable.