Special Needs List


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Topical (Skin) Medications: (adults & children)

  • Antibiotic ointments / creams
  • Antifungal creams and hydrocortisone creams
  • Silvadene cream – always needed
  • Betadine, hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol
  • Petroleum jelly (Vaseline)
  • Muscle rubs (Bengay)

Medications, etc: (adults, children & infants)

  • Antibiotics (Amoxicillin and/or Ciprofloxacin)
  • Antibiotics for eye infections
  • Fever and pain medicines (Aspirin, Ibuprofen or Tylenol)
  • Anti-diarrheal medicines
  • Cough, cold and allergy medicines
  • Antacid medicines (Prilosec)

Other Medical Needs:

  • Disposable syringes, needles and IV packs
  • Rolled gauze, 2” gauze squares and 4” gauze squares
  • Ace bandages and Band-Aids (all sizes)
  • Dehydration drinks (powdered Gatorade)

Baby Needs:

  • Dehydration drinks (Pedialyte)
  • Powdered baby formula
  • Baby cereal and baby food
  • Disposable and cloth diapers
  • Diaper cream, powder, lotion and shampoo

Birthing Kits:
(Please send items inside a pillowcase.)

  • One newborn outfit (a “onesie” and stocking hat)
  • Feminine pads and two receiving blankets
  • Small plastic basin and a bar of soap
  • Single-edged razor blade
  • Two 10” long pieces 1/16” cotton cord
  • Disposable newborn diapers and one cloth diaper
  • Absorbent underpads


  • Soaps, shampoos and lotions
  • Deodorants and/or antiperspirants
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene products

School Packs:

A great project! In a pencil pouch with a zipper place two #2 pencils, 2 pens, a box of crayons, safety scissors, a small pencil sharpener and a ruler.

School / Office Supplies / Electronics:

  • #2 pencils, ballpoint pens and rulers
  • Ruled notebook paper and safety scissors
  • White chalk and packages of crayons
  • Staplers, staples and adult scissors
  • New computers, printers, scanners and DVD players

Home / Garden / Construction Tools:

  • Working treadle and electric sewing machines
  • Brooms, hoes, shovels, rakes and pickaxes
  • Hammers, pliers and screwdrivers
  • Carpentry hand tools
  • Clean 5-gallon buckets with lids
  • Electric paint sprayers

Vehicles / Construction Equipment:

  • Diesel 4-wheel drive pickup trucks
  • Scissor Lift, a cement mixer and a diesel Bobcat
  • Airplane for the mission field

New Clothing – Boys & Men (All Sizes):

  • Black dress shoes for church and athletic shoes
  • Long-sleeved white shirts, ties and dark, long pants
  • Underwear, belts and dark socks
  • Men’s clean, gently used suits

New Clothing – Girls & Women (All Sizes):

  • Black dress shoes for church and athletic shoes
  • Dresses, skirts and blouses for church (no pants please)
  • Underwear and girls frilly socks

Other Items Needed:

  • Clean washcloths, towels and dishcloths
  • Clean sheets, pillowcases and blankets – all sizes
  • Clean sleeping bags and new camping tents
  • New or gently used military-style cots
  • Candles and flashlights
  • Sound/speaker systems
  • Musical instruments for church (guitars, keyboards, etc.)


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Love A Child, Inc.
12411 Commerce Lakes Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913