Donation Wish List

In our work with Ban Lao village, ARK dog shelter, and the Elephant Nature Park, we are always grateful for any donations for the dogs, elephants, villagers, schools and families with whom we work.

If you would like to donate any of the following items, you can do so by mailing them to our office, or by bringing them with you on your trip. If you are not traveling with us, we may be able to arrange to pick up or ship your donations to us. You are generally permitted to check two suitcases for free on the international group flight, which means that you can designate your second bag to donations if you so choose.

If you live in the Boston area and have a large amount to donate, we can pick up donations from you.

If you are looking to purchase donation items, you can find many suggestions on our Wish List.

Most-needed medical and veterinary items are:

  • Suture material size 2-0 and 3-0 with needles pre-attached
  • Self-adherent bandage
  • Blunt-nosed thumb forceps
  • Adson forceps
  • Mosquito forceps
  • Needles (gauge size 22, 23, or 24)
  • Syringes (1 ml and 3 ml)
  • Surgical/skin glue
  • Disposable ice packs
  • Disposable face masks
  • Medical tape
  • Surgical drapes
  • Heparinzed tubes
  • Expired sterile gloves (useful for practicing/demonstration)
  • Suture of any kind
  • Scalpel blades
  • Gloves (sterile latex)
  • Gloves (sterile non-latex)
  • Gloves (non-sterile)
  • Gauze
  • Cotton pads
  • Hemostats
  • Forceps
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Needle drivers
  • Neosporin
  • Ace bandages
  • Unused, unexpired flea/heartworm preventative medications
  • Nasal bulbs
  • Thermometers
  • Aspirin and other pain relievers
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Non-medical donations that are always welcome include:

  • Used, clean towels and blankets
  • Used, clean adult and children's clothing
  • Used, clean rain jackets or lightweight coats
  • Used, clean shoes and boots
  • Socks in all sizes (new or used)
  • Used, clean baby clothes
  • Blankets and towels
  • Baby items (powdered formula, disposable and cloth diapers, baby medicine, wipes, diaper cream, baby shampoo and soap)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • White board markers (thick and thin)
  • Small tablet-style white boards
  • Digital cameras and camera cards
  • Baby and early reader picture books (through 4th grade level) in English
  • Mosquito repellent
  • New underwear in all sizes
  • Work gloves or gardening gloves (new or used)
  • First aid items (please do not include prescriptions or liquids)
  • Backpacks
  • School supplies (pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, markers)
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Non-electronic wordless toys (balls, kites, playing cards, crayons, stickers, marbles, etc)
  • Personal care items (shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, sanitary pads, razors, deodorant)
  • If you would like to do a fundraiser to raise a donation for the Elephant Nature Park or ARK dog shelter, please contact us for information on how to donate funds directly to these organizations. If you would like to do a fundraiser in support of a Loop Abroad student or for a Loop Abroad scholarship, please contact us to organize your donation.