Collecting Goods

Collecting a variety of goods may seem overwhelming and yes, it can be.  Keep in mind you do not have to provide every item.  We as a group will have so much collectively that you will be surprised.  Pick an area of focus for your collections such as, just collecting toiletries, or just collecting toys.  If you have medical supplies,  don't feel like odds and ends doesn't  matter because it does! In your nursing experience, I'm sure when you find the last foley in your med room, thats all you care about.  So this is the same thing in regards to medical supplies that you collect for the clinic.  They are happy to receive any and all supplies.  Thank you for your efforts.    

What to Pack


Packing List

2-3 Navy Blue Scrubs

2-3 Long sleeve shirts

Jackets/Windbreaker/Rain wear 



One of the following: Satchel/Sling bag/Backpack/Fanny Pack

Bag for lunch, water bottle, coffee or tea mug  

Welcome to South Africa Dinner Outfit 

Celebration Dinner Outfit (African Themed, you may purchase from Market Place in SA)

Safari Day Outfit (Layers, it gets cold when the sun sets)

City Tour Outfit (Layers, we are outside)

Bathing Suit*(weather permitting) 

Gym clothes for those who elect to work out

Comfortable Tennis Shoes

Flip Flops/Shower Shoes

Rain Boots * PLASTIC SHOE COVERS (Amazon for around $12) 

*WASH CLOTHS, Hotel only provides bath towels




Insect repellent

Ear Plugs (Optional) 

Neck Pillow 

Compression Socks (Optional)

Washing Detergent 

Universal Charger (DON’T FORGET THIS!!) SA Outlets are very different than the US

The plane does not support Iphone plugs for watching movies, BUT the plane does have Iphone charger under your seat. 


Please limit your bags, 2 large suitcases may be checked in. We suggest one bag to be you’re your personal items and the other for supplies and donations. South African cars are generally small and limited on cargo space. 


SA weather is very fickle. It can change drastically such as being hot to cooling down very quickly. It is best to have a variety of clothing and layer. Thunderstorms are normally in the afternoon.  

March Weather:

It will be going into the fall 

Warm during the day, chilly at night

Mid 70’s - mid 80’s 

Rainy season 

October Weather:

It will be going into the spring

Hot during the day, mild at night. 

High 70’s - High 80’s 

If you forget any items…Don’t worry there is a store where you may purchase

Donations: Orphanage

· Toothbrush/paste

· Hair comb/brush

· Nail clippers/files

· Toiletries/lotion, Deodorant 

· Feminine products (pads/tampons) 

· Undergarments

· Socks, hats

· Earrings

· Toys

· Candy

· Coloring books, crayons, pencils, paper (school supplies)

· Paperback books 

Donations: Clinic


· BP Cuffs

· Thermometers

· Pulse Ox

· small cups (Dixie cup size for UA C&S) 

· Ibuprofen

· Tylenol

· Chucks/Bed pads

· Band Aids all sizes

· Saline (bullets)

· Alcohol pads

· Cotton balls, Curettes

· Cotton Tip Applicator

· Packets of ABT ointment, Bacitracin, TAO, petroleum jelly, Lubricating jelly

· Gauze

· Kling wrap

· Iodine

· Tape

· Any and all kind of dressing supplies (wounds)

· Gloves

· Paper measuring tape 

· Scrubs (for the staff, navy blue)

· PPE, face shield, show covers, gowns ect

· Toothbrush/Toothpaste

Medicals Supplies for YOU:


· Gloves

· N95 Mask

· Gown

· Shoe covers/Booties

Face Shield 

We will discuss the supply list at length on our conference calls.