What items can I send to the children?
A full list of current needs can be found here. Other items that are always welcomed
and can be expensive/hard to obtain in Ukraine are warm coats, shoes, sheets,
toys, puzzles, heavy tights, underwear.
Any items which should NOT be sent?
How long does it take for the children to get my donation?
Once your donation is shipped from the mission in Portland, it should arrive at the
orphanage within 6-9 weeks.
Is this a tax deduction?
All donations sent to Life2Orphans through the mission in Portland, the
Nazarene Ministry of Help, are considered tax deductible. This includes the
postage paid to mail the package to Portland, as well as the cost to ship it on
to Ukraine. Life2Orphans will send you a receipt for the items sent and the cost
to ship the package from Portland to Ukraine. It is your responsibility to retain
your shipping records from your home to Portland for your tax records.
I have an item that I want to donate, who do I ask to verify it is allowed?
Feel free to email if you have any questions about
Can we send "almost-new" items?
Only new or like new items should be sent. Please do not send items
with rips, holes, missing buttons, broken zippers, stains or spots. Providing
quality items to the orphanages we support will ensure a longer usage cycle
for each item.
I've got my package all ready to go, how do I go about shipping it?
Shipping instructions and payment information can be found here.
What language is spoken at the orphanage?
I sew and have some extra fabric, what can I make for the children?
Bed sheets are expensive in Ukraine. Sewing some and donating them
would be a huge help. The sheet dimensions should be x inches,
( x cm), and pillow covers should be x inches ( x cm).
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