Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (HERD) is the first dedicated elephant orphanage in South Africa.
Alcohol Swabs, Disinfectant – F10 supplies, Hot Water Bottles, Infrared Lamps, Paper Hand Towels, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Thermometer (Digital), Syringes, and Teats
Dressings and Surgical Gloves
5 ml Syringes, 10ml Syringes, 20ml Syringes, and 50ml Syringes
Aqueous cream, Baby Bum Cream, Betadine, Biorem, Buscopan, and Protexin
Bathing Towels, Hand Towels, and Swimming Towels
Jabulani is actively involved in the education of learners, students and the general public about the necessity of conservation. This includes a community outreach program and the Rhino youth-art conservation initiative.
Jabulani has partnered with the rural school, Lumukisa Preparatory School. This partnership gives underprivileged learners the opportunity to learn more about endangered wildlife, particularly the cheetah and rhino. Groups of 16 learners visit the center throughout the year, accompanied by 4 teachers. During these visits they assist the staff as they go about their daily duties and are taught about conservation and the beauty of wildlife.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English) Alphabet, and Math,
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, and Language/Grammar
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health, HIV Health and Your Community
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paint Brushes, and Wire Cutters
Printers, Printer Cartridges, and Working Laptops
Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Bowls, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons
Hand Forks and Spades
Hlokomela is an award winning HIV/AIDS educational and treatment program targeting workers, including foreign migrants, in agricultural, nature conservation and tourism sectors in The Greater Kruger to Canyons area located in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The program aims to reduce HIV vulnerability through peer education, raising awareness, prevention and treatment. The project has been running successfully for the past 11 years and currently has 71 sub project sites. An estimated 25,000 people are reached annually through the activities of the program.
Blood Pressure Cuff (Sphygmomanometer), Digital Blood Pressure Cuff (Sphygmomanometer), and Sanitary Napkins
Cholesterol POC test units and strips
Specifically for Children:
Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
General School Supplies:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes, and New Underwear
Bath Towels and Linen Sets
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects: Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Clothing Catalogs, Fabric Scissors, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, Sewing Patterns, Tape Measures, Thread, and Wool
Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.