Your charitable contributions will bring us one step closer to our vision: Healthier communities!We encourage all volunteers to raise funds to contribute to our cause or help us with the items listed below. Please keep in mind that Vida will NOT accept any type of medication, expired articles or any other item not listed.
Below are the lists of program specific donations needed at this time. However, don’t underestimate the value of clothing, shoes, baby items, stickers, bubbles, toys, crayons, coloring books, etc. for the children at the clinics. If anyone would like to make a financial contribution, they can do so on the PayPal page on our website and via check to 2612-C S Arlington Mill Rd, Unit 3 Arlington, Virginia 22206-3360. All checks must be drawn from a US bank account.
|Exam & Sterile gloves (not expired)||Toothbrushes||Exam & Sterile Gloves (not expired)|
|Stethoscopes||Toothpastes||Collars & Leashes|
|Blood pressure cuffs||Dental floss||Heating Pads|
|Digital thermometers||Gauze||Headlamps & Electric Razors|
Volunteers should engage community members, church members, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, local physicians, dentists and vets in assisting them with gathering these donations. This is a great way to gain support and understanding from your community as to the needs of those in Central America.
Vida is in great need for intake and tool chests, which we utilize in our mobile clinics for General Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine. We ask that you please bring 2 of each of these boxes as donations on your upcoming Vida adventure. You can fill them with donations, and check them as luggage with your airline. These boxes can be bought at hardware stores like Lowe's or Home Depot for between USD$50 and USD$80 each. On the left, you can see a picture of an intake box; and on the right a picture of the tool boxes we need.
At the end of the Welcome Packet, you will find a customs letter for the country you will be flying into. Please print out a copy of this letter and put it with your donations in your luggage. There is no need to show the letter to the customs officials unless they specifically ask you for one.
Please note that Vida will NOT accept any type of medication or any other item not listed. A second piece of luggage will be accepted only if it carries donations and it has to be a duffle bag that you can fold back into your first piece of luggage.