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Here is a beginning list of ideas and items culled from the "Jamaica...How You Can Help" thread.
By all means, PLEASE continue to contribute to this list of ideas with your own suggestions, tips, website links...anything at all that will help those wanting and willing to reach out but who may not have had any idea how to go about it.
Bring the balls uninflated....bring a hand pump to go with the ball?
If space or weight is a factor, consider buying the items once in Jamaica..perhaps a bit more costly than if found on sale ‘at home’...but the money spent circulates within the Jamaican economy.
Office supplies such as pens, notebooks, paperclips, post-it notes, etc. can be put to good use by the school or orphanage administration.
Toys should be safe to use, nothing tiny and breakable.
Even gently used clothing, if in GOOD (or better yet...EXCELLENT shape) is always appreciated.
Donating clothing because it has been outgrown is perfectly acceptable, BUT, clothing should ALWAYS be clean and of good quality even though gently worn...no ripped hems, no missing buttons, no stains...if it’s not good enough for you or your children to wear, it will not be looked upon with appreciation in Jamaica.
Please make sure that you have your declaration forms correctly filled out! The products that you are taking into Jamaica are liable for duty, unless you can prove that they are gifts or donations.
Declare Used school material for children. NOT FOR SALE. Gifts. NON COMMERCIAL VALUE Value for customs purposes ONLY: $25 U.S.dollars.
Other recommendations, and examples:
How to Make the Teachers NONE to Thrilled With YOU!
Negril area and Whitehouse/Black River