Trips

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Enjoying a meal at Home of Hope

Team 2017 by the Nile

Fun Day riding by the Nile

 

Trip details

Every year we take a trip to serve with our partners in Jinja, Uganda. Typically the trip is in the summer. It is a short term trip (10 days) and costs about $3000 total. All donations raised and money paid is tax-deductible. We stay in a hotel in Jinja with  electricity, 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, Optometrist, Dentist)
  • 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
  • You!!!

Our next trip is July 9th-19th 2018!!!

A $100 non-refundable deposit is due January 5th, 2018. If you are interested in traveling with us please email us at ourhopeinternational@gmail.com. You can pay your deposit via Pay Pal or a check to Our Hope mailed to PO Box 811 Gardendale, AL 35071.

Fun at Home of Hope

Therapy and Crafts at Home of Hope

 

Items Needed for Trips

We are always looking for donations to take on our trips!  Here are a few of the specific items we always need!  If you would like to donate anything, please email us at ourhopeinternational@gmail.com and we can have a board member meet you to receive the donations.

  • 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,                antihistamine/hydrocortisone cream, antibiotic ointment, antibacterial spray, fungal cream, children’s acetaminophen/ibuprofen)
  • Toiletry items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs/picks, bar soap, women’s sanitary napkins, baby powder, lotion, travel items from hotels are great)
  • School supplies (colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, flashcards, coloring books, regular pencils, safety scissors, crayons)
  • Simple children’s toys – small enough to fit into suitcase
  • 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
  • Adult and Men’s underwear- all sizes
  • 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
  • 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 95 Piney Top Road, Warrior, AL 35180.