Trips

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Trip details

Every year we take a trip to serve with our partners in Jinja, Uganda. Typically the trip is in late spring or summer. It is a short term trip (10 days) and costs about $3000 total. We stay in a hotel in Jinja with running water and indoor plumbing so that’s a plus :). We are always looking for people with servant hearts who have various different gifts and talents.

  • Medical professionals (MD, RN, OT, PT, ST)
  • Educators, both general ed and special ed
  • Men who would be willing to do construction
  • Folks who love kids and anyone who wants to share the gospel

If you are interested in a future trip please email us or follow us on Facebook and Twitter when we announce the trip dates.

Items Needed for Trips

  • Pediatric positioning wheelchairs
  • Pediatric walkers – foldable to fit into suitcase
  • Splinting material (scraps, old splints, Velcro and straps)
  • Basic first aid supplies (gauze, bandaids, large bandages, ace wraps, hydrocortisone cream, Neosporin cream, Bactine antibacterial spray, fungal cream, gloves)
  • Toiletry items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs/picks, deodorant, bar soap, baby powder, lotion, travel items from hotels are great)
  • School supplies (colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, flashcards, coloring books, regular pencils, black and white composition notebooks)
  • Simple children’s toys -small enough to fit into suitcase
  • Stuffed animals
  • Children’s clothes
    • Girls sundresses and shorts to go underneath
    • Boys shorts/pants and t-shirts
  • Women’s sundresses for nannies and older girls
  • Hard candy (suckers, jolly ranchers)
  • Adult flip flops in sizes 10 or larger
  • Cloth and disposable diapers
  • Women’s adult diapers or Depends
  • Basic reading glasses of all strengths – men’s and women’s
  • Financial donation to purchase Bibles in Lugandan

 

Sponsor Care Packages

We are so grateful for our sponsors, both for children at Home of Hope and for those attending school. We always save room in the suitcases to take sponsor care packages to the children. Here are some guidelines for packing your bundle of love:

  • All items need to fit into a grocery sack
  • Cards and pictures of you and your family are perfect
  • Hand written letters are great
  • Stickers, coloring sheets and crayons
  • Clothing (email us for specific sizing)
  • Stuffed animals
  • Simple toys (yoyos and dolls)
  • Basic hygiene items (toothbrush, soap, wash cloth)
  • For girls – headbands, barrettes and bows
  • For boys – balls and medium size cars/trucks)
  • Items not to pack
    • War like toys (soldiers and guns)
    • Items with small parts
    • Items that need batteries
    • Liquid soaps and shampoos
    • Food items

Please mail all packages to 887 Glennwood Road, Morris, AL 35116.