African View Lodges

    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.


    General School Supplies:
    Colored Pencils and Dry-Erase Markers

    Office Supplies
    HP Laserjet cartridge 12 A for printer and White Envelopes (114 x 165 mm)

    Art Supplies:
    Colored manila paper size A 4 (hard paper), Glue Sticks, and Scissors (for right- and left-hand users)

    Specifically for Children:
    Instant Infant Formula Milk (Seal intact), Newborn Clothes, and Socks for Babies and Children

    Boys’ Underwear, Girls’ Underwear (age 14-20 years old), New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes (size 38-45), and Socks for Babies and Children

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Storybooks and Washable Children’s Picture Books

    Small Cars and Small Dolls

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Soccer Balls and Volleyballs

    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.


    Animal Supplies:
    Blankets, Chew Toys, Collars, Feeding Trays, Food and Water Bowls, and Formula Milk Powder for Puppies

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 23, 2020

    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.

    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.