Thought it'd be best to put this in its own thread, since it would get lost under the Roatan thread. moai had asked if there were facilities at southern Caribbean ports that might need supplies donated by cruiseship passengers. While I'm still waiting to hear back from a few other spots, I did just get this email back from HERO in Antigua. They appear to be christian-run, but not totally evangelical or anything.
Our organization houses families for 3-6 months and helps them to get back on their feet. We also are the only Safehaven emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. At this time, we are beginning a home for children, especially boys (as the island has no alternative for young boys who have no caregivers).
This summer, we are running several weeks of camping experiences and we always need items for sponsored children.
Our needs vary, but listed below are items that we always can use. If the potential sponsor wishes to visit HERO when he arrives, I will organize to pick him up at the cruise ship.
He will need to send a list ahead of items he is bringing so we can arrange for a duty free provision.
Needs include: New children's underwear--all sizes, for boys and girls,
Toiletries such as deodorant, shampoo, baby powder, toothpaste and
single bed sheets--fitted and flat, light colours, colourfast,
light cotton material for curtains and clothing items,
children's pain reliever, children' vitamins,
various sizes bathing suits.
Thank you for your interest, and please let me know if you need more information.
Post Edited (02-25-04 10:11)