Esperança is holding a summer drive to collect surgical equipment for our international programs and hygiene supplies for our domestic programs. This fall, Esperança will send an entire sea shipment container full of donated medical goods to its partners in Central and South America for use in their clinics and hospitals. We accept both expired and non-expired materials and supplies. However, we are not able to accept medications or liquids of any sort (i.e. saline, iodine solution, ointments, pre-filled syringes, etc.). For a complete list of medical items we are seeking, visit https://esperanca.org/donate-supplies/.
We are also collecting toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap, dental floss, and lotion for our domestic program that helps low-income and underserved families in South Phoenix.
Donations can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., at Esperança’s office, located at 1911 W. Earll Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85015, or you can call Anna Ortiz, Surgical Program Coordinator, in regards to the international program donations at 602-252-7772 ext. 114. For donations designated to the domestic program please contact Jared Leslie, Development Director at 602-252-7772 ext. 101.