Donating money or needed items to the orphanages is one of the best ways you can help the orphans of Ecuador and Thailand. Because we are a nonprofit, we heavily rely on donations and are extremely grateful for the generous donations we receive. Thank you.
Donate by Check
Please make it payable to OSSO and mail it to:
P.O. Box 345
Rexburg, ID 83440.
Money or Goods
Because of shipping and airline luggage costs, it is often easiest to raise funds and send them electronically to Ecuador or Thailand for needed food and items to be purchased in country rather than to send the goods themselves. However, OSSO is grateful for all donations, and we also encourage you to view our needed donations list below.
employers Who donate
Many employers double, triple, or even quadruple donations to nonprofits like OSSO. Employers also often donate to charities in behalf of their employees' volunteer hours. Check with your employer. Ask those you work for and with if they are willing to make a contribution. We are happy to complete any verification paperwork necessary. Click here for a sample letter for donations.
TAX BENEFITS FOR GIVING
Whenever someone donates to OSSO, they are eligible to receive tax deductions. This can be a great motivator to individuals, organizations, and businesses to donate. Learn more about OSSO's charitable status and how to receive tax receipts from OSSO.
Call our office at 208-359-1767 or email us at email@example.com to learn what you can bring or donate to best help the children OSSO serves.
While we appreciate all donations received, the needs of the orphanages are constantly fluctuating, shipping is expensive, and space is limited. We want your donation to help as much as possible. Below are some of the needs recently identified, but please refrain from collecting and bringing donations without first verifying the current needs of the orphanage with the OSSO staff in Rexburg, Idaho.
ATTENTION ALL VOLUNTEERS: Please do NOT bring candy for the children.
Diapers (of all sizes, but especially adult size)
Shampoo (regular and baby)
Body lotion (regular and baby)
Toothpaste (not travel sized please)
Sterile face masks
Feeding tube syringes, 60cc with catheter tip
Carnation Instant Breakfast, powder form only (used to supplement the diet of special needs children who are tube fed)
Large towel bibs (for special needs teens)
Kitchen & hand towels for volunteer house & orphanage
Sweatpants and sweatshirts for children, all sizes.
Leggings, sized small and large.
Emergency Kit Items Needed
Due to the recent earthquakes in Ecuador, the orphanages have requested the following items to make 72-hour emergency kits.
Carnation Instant Breakfast, powder form only
Tents (large, family-size)
Antibacterial wipes & gel
Emergency blankets (small lightweight aluminum ones)
Water purifier (tablets, light filter, filter water bottles, etc)
Dust mask (example found at this link)
First-aid kits (alcohol wipes, Ibuprofen, Tylenol, sterile gloves, gauze, large bandages, Neosporin, etc.)
Thailand orphanage volunteers also visit a hilltribe village and donate these types of items to the local villagers.
Other Ways to Donate
Through businesses like Amazon and Goodshop, you can donate to OSSO without spending any extra money! Buy products for yourself and a portion of your payment goes to support orphans through OSSO . See below for details.
Did you know you can help do more good for Orphanage Support Services Organization just by shopping online at thousands of stores like Target, Old Navy, and Macy's? When you use Goodshop to shop online, part of what you spend can be donated to our cause, and you can save money in the process with discounts at Apple, Shutterfly, Carter's and many more. Signup and choose OSSO to get started!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support OSSO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your OSSO.
See more information at https://smile.amazon.com/about and choose Orphanage Support Services Organization as your preferred charity!