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Make your Uganda travels meaningful- Pack to donate on tours in Uganda

Best gifts to Pack to donate in Uganda | Packing essentials to Pack for donation on tours in Uganda 

When planning a tour in Uganda, it’s important to pack thoughtfully and efficiently, especially if you want to Pack to donate on tours in Uganda to local communities during your trip. Not only can donation supplies and goods make a positive impact on the places you visit, but it can also enhance your travel experience by fostering a deeper connection with the local culture and people.

So, what are some essential items to pack for donation on tours in Uganda? 

Here are a few suggestions on what to Pack for donation on tours in Uganda :

1. School Supplies: Schools in Uganda often lack basic resources, so donating items like notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, and backpacks can greatly benefit students.

2. Clothing: Consider packing gently-used or new clothing items, such as t-shirts, pants, dresses, and shoes. It’s essential to focus on practical and culturally appropriate clothing, like lightweight fabrics and modest designs.

3. Hygiene Products: Basic hygiene supplies like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, sanitary pads, and hand sanitizers are always in high demand. These items can greatly improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

4. Medical Supplies: If you have access to medical supplies, consider donating items such as band-aids, antiseptic creams, basic medications like pain relievers, vitamins, and first aid kits. These supplies can be crucial in areas with limited access to healthcare.

5. Sports Equipment: Donating sports equipment like soccer balls, volleyballs, basketballs, and skipping ropes can provide opportunities for children and communities to engage in physical activities and promote healthy lifestyles.

When packing for donation, it’s essential to ensure that the items you bring are of good quality, functional, and culturally appropriate. Consider the cultural norms and preferences of the local communities, and prioritize items that will have a long-lasting impact.

It’s as easy as filling a small gap in your suitcase – Pack to donate on tours in Uganda.

By packing items to donate on your tour in Uganda, you can make a difference in the lives of local communities and contribute to sustainable development. Your donation pack can bring smiles, hope, and opportunities to individuals in need. So, pack with purpose and embark on your trip knowing that you’re making a positive impact.

Pack for donation on tours in Uganda

Some participants prefer the option to buy supplies locally in Uganda. We support buying locally whenever possible.

Keep items in their original packaging to prevent breakage:

crayons, chalk, and coloured pencils. Plastic and wooden rulers should be wrapped in bubble wrap to prevent breakage. Games such as Scrabble, Connect Four, Dominoes and Bananagrams should be left in their original packages.

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School supplies:

  • Paper notebooks,
  • Pens,
  • Small pencil sharpeners, erasers,
  • Pencils,
  • Backpacks,
  • Child safety scissors,
  • Glue
  • Notebook, and pencils.
  • Pens, pencils,
  • Rubber/erasers,
  • Individual pencil sharpeners
  • Solar calculators
  • Mathematical sets

Our partner projects will help identify children in his community that are in need of assistance with school supplies to receive a kit and then work with their parents to ensure the child gets the appropriate uniform and shoes that fit. 


  • Construction paper
  • colouring books and crayons
  • string
  • pipe cleaners
  • Stickers, etc. 

Please remember to keep crafts simple and low-cost. Any items left over from craft time can be donated to the local school or kid’s program at a local school.

School textiles:

  • Any pre-made posters
  •  crafting supplies
  •  lessons, binders
  • lesson plans

Classroom decorations and the like, are a welcome gift for teachers and classrooms at local schools. 


All sizes for children and adults (like-new condition), shorts, shirts, dresses, skirts, underwear (not used, still in packaging), and shoes. We require all of these clothing donations to be like-new.

Supplies for Sports & Kids’ work.

  • Soccer balls. (Soccer balls should be deflated by moistening an inflation needle and carefully inserting it into the valve. After the needle is inserted, gently apply pressure to the ball until it is deflated.)
  • Air pumps with extra needles,
  • Soccer nets
  • Jump ropes
  • Frisbees,
  • American football
  • Rugby balls
  • Basketball
  • Kites
  • Bubbles, etc.


Adult and children’s books, English learning books or books in the local language, etc.


The majority of the tools needed for your week of work can be made available in Uganda.  However, if you have tools that you would like to donate, the items needed are:

  • Hammers
  • Levels
  • Tape measures
  • Trowels
  • Reciprocating saws
  • Drills, masonry bits
  • Pry bars
  • Pliers
  • Hacksaws
  • Sheet metal screws
  • Tin snips. 

Most work will be done with cinder blocks, cement, and rebar.  You may or may not use the tools you bring to Uganda all week, but they will be very useful as the work continues at the site if you are able to leave them.

Baby Supplies:

  • Baby lotion
  • hair shampoo and conditioner
  • baby powder
  • bottles
  • pacifiers
  • swaddle blankets
  • Baby carriers or wraps, etc. 

Hygiene items:

  • Shampoo,
  • Bar soap,
  • Toothpaste,
  • Body lotion
  • Children’s Vitamins 

Medical Supplies:

  • Basics,
  • Nand-Aids,
  • Neosporin,
  • Hydrogen peroxide,
  • Wipes,
  • Children’s Tylenol, alcohol wipes,
  • Sanitizing spray,
  • Gauze,
  • Athletic tape,
  • Peptone tablets, etc. We cannot accept any prescription medications or expired medications.

Medical Supplies:

Be sure to check the Customs regulations of Uganda if you plan to take any requested medications.

Any medicines that you take should have an expiration date of at least eight months after the time you are taking them.

Expensive items such as stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, etc., should be put in plastic or fabric resealable bags and packed in your carry-on luggage.

The following new items should be taken out of their original packaging and placed in the lightest possible paper or fabric resealable bags: Band-Aids, bandages and any other items where the weight would be reduced by eliminating the original packaging. Many countries have now banned plastic bags, even reusable ones.