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    Project #1

    Usa River Rehabilitation Center is a place for people with and without disabilities to live, learn, and work together. We support a clubfeet clinic for children and babies, people living with mental challenges, and a vocational training program. “We believe in your ability” is our motto and also the focus of our thoughts and activities. The center serves 350 people in the local community.

    Project #2

    Mbwa wa Africa is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 and based in Usa River, Tanzania. They are a no-kill shelter that rescues and rehabilitates unwanted, abandoned, and neglected dogs from the streets and re-homes them to loving new owners.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
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    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.