Our Volunteer Guide to the
Dominican Republic
Donated Items to Bring

Thank you for inquiring as to what donations you can bring with you.  Below is a list of needed donations for the Dominican Republic. 

Please remember that all donations need to be brought with you in your checked suitcase(s). Sending supplies to the Dominican Republic is unreliable and expensive; the funds used to ship donations could probably be better used as a monetary donation.

If you receive donations of supplies beyond what you can bring with you, we encourage you to prioritize your donations and to donate the extra to a good local charity or conduct a yard sale and convert the extra donations into a cash donation. Of course, you should let the people who donated supplies know if you are doing something other than bringing them with you on your trip.

If you are planning on involving people in your network to make a difference with you, we encourage you to invite them to be financial donors, as well as to donate supplies. Monetary donations provide the most flexibility in meeting current needs. Visit our donation page for more information


Food items are of the highest priority. We feed all Outreach360 volunteers that come through our doors and some food items are either expensive or unavailable in-country. By donating these food items for our volunteer program, you will be freeing up Outeach360 funds for more pressing needs.

  • Peanut butter and jelly/jam (Please Note: TSA considers peanut butter and jellies/jams as liquids. If you plan on bringing them, please make sure that they are packed in checked luggage.)

  • Cake mix/brownie mix and cake frosting

  • Mexican salsa

  • Parmesan Cheese

  • Powdered Gatorade mix

Medical Needs
  • Pepto-Bismol and other gastrointestinal treatments you might use at home

  • Band-Aids (multiple sizes)

  • Tylenol, Advil, and Midol

  • Antiseptic/antibacterial  cream and spray

  • Anti-inch cream

  • Cold medicine

  • Allergy medicine

  • Emergen-C or other Vitamin C supplements

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Mosquito repellent

Medical Needs
Teaching Supplies
  • English, Spanish, and bilingual children and young adult book

  • Non-spiral, bound notebooks

  • Construction paper

  • Poster paper

  • Cardstock

  • Markers

  • Soccer balls, volleyballs, kickballs, jump ropes, baseballs, and gloves

Please Do Not Bring: 
  • Coloring crayons

  • Jig-saw puzzles

  • Stuffed animals

  • Heavy sweaters

  • Candy

  • Gum

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Balloons

  • Clothing

  • Jewelry

  • Nail polish

  • Paperclips

  • 3 ring binders

  • Non-bound spiral notebooks

  • Batting helmets

  • Catcher's gear