Help TCF by Cleaning out your Closet!

We are sending a 20-foot container to the Rift Valley Children’s Village filled with the books, clothing, shoes, toys, and more! Help our kids by donating your gently used items by July 17th.

Below is a list of our most needed items for the container! Please send your items to us at 9 Waterhouse Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Wish List

  •  Books
    • Toddler to Young Adult
    • Reference – Child and Adult (no textbooks or encyclopedias)
  • Clothing
    • All sizes from toddler to adult size medium
    • Girl’s and women’s underwear (new only)
    • Boy’s boxers – size small to large (new only)
    • Socks (dark colors only) – adult and child sizes
    • Belts – all sizes
    • Sports bras – size x-small to large
    • Regular Bras – size A to C cup
    • Training bras – all sizes
    • Undershirts (white) – size youth xs to medium
    • Pajamas of all sizes
    • Outerwear (rain jackets and fleeces)
    • *no tank tops or short skirts/dresses
  • Shoes
    • Toddler to Adult
    • Rainboots, Crocs, and Sneakers are especially needed
    • *No high heels
  • Craft supplies
    • Play Dough
    • Large beads and beading wire
    • Colored construction paper
    • Washable and watercolor paints; face paint
    • Markets
    • Paper Plates
    • Brown paper bags
    • Craft glue / Modge podge
    • Elmer’s school glue
    • Glue sticks
    • Any supplies for pre-school art projects
  • Sports Equipment
    • Non-electrical gym equipment (free weights, yoga mats, rowing machines, etc.)
    • Frisbees
    • Basketballs
    • Volleyballs
    • Soccer balls
    • Tennis balls
    • Voit balls
    • Jump ropes
    • 4-5″ inflatable bouncy balls
    • Outdoor kid toys
  • Medical / Health (please note that we cannot legally ship any type of medication)
    • Selsun Blue (or generic equivalent)
    • Toothbrushes (especially Stage 3, Stage 4 and adult)
    • Hand-sanitizer
    • Eucerin Cream
    • Band-Aids (especially large Band-Aids)
    • Re-usable Ace bandage wraps
    • Non-latex medium and large size gloves
    • Cloth arm splints (especially child sized)
    • SAM splints
  • School Supplies
    • Desk or wall mount pencil sharpeners – nonelectric/battery
    • White-out pens
    • Pens – ball point in black or blue or red
    • Pencils
    • Pencil sharpeners
    • Erasers
    • Lined paper
    • Rulers – plastic/bendy unbreakable style are best!
    • Classroom educational posters
  • Office Supplies
    • 1 Tablet, new or used with video camera
    • Working Laptops , new or used
    • Thermal laminating pouches (not self-adhesive)
    • A4 size photo paper – glossy
    • Silver and black sharpies (no other colors needed)
    • Highlighters
    • Dry erase markers
    • Label maker cartridges for Brother Label maker (Black type on White – 12mm or 0.47” M-K231)
    • AVERY labels (for file folders)
    • AVERY shipping labels
    • Scotch tape
    • Paper clips
    • Sticky tack
    • Scissors – kid and adult sizes
    • Post-its
    • Blank CD’s (burnable)
    • AA and AAA batteries
    • Ink – HP 21, 22, 122 (Black/Color)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Sheets – twin sets and pillowcases
    • Towels and washcloths
    • Flashlights – wind up or solar powered (with extras batteries)
    • Puzzles
    • Playing cards/card games
    • Necklace and Bracelet making kits
    • Lego sets
    • Coloring books
    • Ziplock Bags – sandwich, 1-gallon and 20-gallon size
    • Backpacks
    • Water Bottles

unnamed 2If you have any questions, please contact us at info@tanzanianchildrensfund.org or 617-913-3763.

Thank you so much for helping us send the much-needed items that help the Children’s Village thrive.