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We Need Your Help!
Our ability to affect change depends on your support. You CAN make a difference! We rely heavily on volunteer and donor support. Although progress has been made to improve the medical or sanitation services in Santarem, Brazil and the surrounding river communities much still needs to be done. The organization, Fundacao Esperanca, which we support, continues to provide health services to the people of Santarem and other nearby communities. They have expanded their mission to include education via a school of professional education called CEPES and an institute of higher education. We applaud its mission of improving the living condition of the population through the use of education, research, health services, distribution of technology in the Amazon Region.

In the past the peoples of this region had little recourse if there was an unexpected medical emergency and they needed immediate cash to go to a local doctor or travel to a hospital. When such a financial circumstance arises in the United State we have a number of options to choose from including what is called a payday loan. Although these are short-term loans, they have tied us over occasionally when one of us needed cash immediately. Unfortunately the peoples of both of Santarem and Mozambique need the support from such organizations as ours to provide them with free health services as well as education services. They don’t have access to such loans. There are other ways that might be explored to raise monies for our organization. Just recently we had a young contributor who found some vintage movie posters when he was cleaning out the attic of an elderly relative. On a whim he approaches a person who does concert and movie poster appraisals for a living. Amazingly one of the vintage movie posters was worth over five thousand dollars. The appraiser has a client who was interested and a deal was struck. Our generous donor sent the 
Amazon-Africa Aid Organization half of the monies he received for his relative’s movie poster. We thank you, sir. Perhaps a one in a life time story, but it was a fairy tale come true for us.

Join us.

Make checks payable to:

Amazon-Africa Aid Organization 
PO Box 7776 
Ann Arbor, MI 48107

People often ask what items they can donate to help 3AO, the people of Santarem and Mozambique. As with most nonprofits, we need money to help sustain our programs. In addition to money, the following is a list of items we can use. Remember your donation to 3AO is tax deductible.

Please ship items to:
Amazon-Africa Aid
813 Hill Crest Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
USA

Dental Supplies
Medical Equipment
Medications
Tools and Equipment
Construction Supplies
Fans
Office Equipment and Supplies
School Supplies
Kitchen Equipment
Travel Gear
Media Equipment
Furniture
First Aid Supplies
Vehicles
DENTAL SUPPLIES
•    Tooth brushes
•    Amalgam
•    1,2 and 3 spills
•    Lidocaine anesthetic
•    Cotton tipped applicators
•    Gloves in small sizes
•    Latex Gloves DonTheGlove.com imports and distributes premium latex gloves in addition to nitrile, vinyl and synthetic varieties in both powdered and powder-free.
•    Masks
•    Reamers #10, 30, 25
•    Gutta percha
•    Sterilizing solutions such as Dialdehyde
•    Wipes
•    Disposable fluoride trays (small, medium, and large)
•    Zinc phosphate
•    cement-powder and liquid
•    Cavit
•    Etching gel
•    Floss samples for patients
•    Suture material (silk and absorbable)
•    Prophy paste cups
•    Sealants (Fluroshield-Dentsply)
•    3M finishing discs
•    Plastic strips for composite
•    Kerrs Sealapex
•    Slow speed contra angle
•    Tofflemire matrix bands (pedo #1, 2, and #13)
•    Burs – slow speed hand piece ROUND nº 2,4,6
•    Burs – Fine finishing burs – long flame diamond
•    Burs – 12 blade trimming FG for composite flame, cone, round and egg shape
•    Composite materials A2, A3, A3.5, B1, B3, B4
•    3M Vitrebond – light cure glass ionomer
•    Carvers – Hollemback 35 e 3 double end
•    Saliva ejectors
•    Excavators double end
•    Mirror and mirror handles
•    Amalgam carries double end
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At the present time we are over-stocked on the following items and do NOT need them:
•    Articulating paper
•    Cements & Liners
•    All Endodontic materials
•    HV suction tips
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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
•    Povodine Iodine Solution
•    Cotton Swabs (like Q-tips)
•    Disposable Gloves – small, medium, and large
•    Sterile Gloves – 6 ½, 7, 7 ½, 8, and 8 ½
•    Disposable Plastic Syringes – 1, 3, 5, 10, and 20 c.c
•    Butterfly Needles – # 19, 21, 23, and 25
•    Micropore tape
•    Adaptic
•    KERLEX Stretch Bandages – 2 in. x 4.1 yd.
•    Drip chambers for IV solutions – Micro/Macro drips
•    Ace wraps – 4”
•    Hot/Cold Water Bottles (rubber)
•    Gauze squares – 2 x 2, 4 x 4
•    Sterilization Pouch – 5 ¼” x 10” and 12” x 17”
•    Wooden (or plastic) Spatulas for cytology collection from the cervix
•    Surgical fingernail/hand brushes
•    Bichloracetic Acid
•    Silver Nitrate Sticks
•    Iodofom Gauze – ¼”
•    Disposable Needles – All sizes including 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, and 30
•    Suction bulbs for EKG Electrodes
•    Formaldehyde
•    Electrocoutery (Hyfercator)
•    Band-Aids – Curity, normal-sized
•    Hewlett Packard rubber straps – quantity 4, # 14030A
•    Pens for EKG machines – Black & blue, # 82-81-0011-01A
•    Deseret Angiocath LV Catheter Placement Unit – 22G (1 in., cat. no. 2862) and 24 G
•    Disposable Surgical (Ear Loop) Face Mask
•    Cyto Brush
•    Cover Slips
•    Cytology Slides (glass)
•    Sheer Bandages – 7/8” (22 mm)
•    Tongue Blade
•    Otoscope/Opthalmascope
•    Rechargeable Battery – 3.5 volts
•    Silvadene Burn Cream (large jar)
•    Instrument Disinfectant
•    Vicryl 3-0, 5-0
•    Nylon 6-0, 4-0
•    Suture Materia (Silk 5-0, 6-0, Catgut 3-0)
•    Autoclave Sterilization Liquid
•    Cotton
•    Ferric subsulfate solution (contains 13-14% iron, 20-22g/100 ml)
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MEDICATIONS
THEY MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE YEAR BEFORE THE EXPIRATION DATE.
•    Tylenol
•    Children’s Tylenol
•    Aspirin
•    Children’s Aspirin
•    cough medicine (adult and children’s)
•    Pepto bismal
•    Antacids
•    allergy medicine
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TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
•    generator
•    hammers
•    drills
•    drill bits
•    screwdrivers
•    circular saws
•    chain saws
•    table saws
•    jig saws
•    pliers
•    wrenches
•    shovels
•    hoes
•    breaker bars
•    tape measures
•    levels
•    trowels
•    paint brushes and rollers
•    axes
•    tool boxes
•    safety glasses
•    etc.
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CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES
•    door knobs
•    hinges
•    light switches
•    wall sockets
•    locks
•    latches
•    hooks
•    paint
•    etc.
FANS
•    table fans
•    ceiling fans
•    window fans
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OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
•    computers
•    printers
•    typewriters
•    copy machines
•    paper
•    pencils
•    pens
•    computer disks
•    disk drives
•    fax machines
•    modems
•    calendars
•    notebooks
•    telephones
•    desks
•    clocks
•    chairs
•    paper clips
•    staplers
•    staples
•    folders
•    binders
•    hole punchers
•    staple removers
•    etc.
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES –
1. Teaching Materials
•    chalk
•    maps
•    globes
•    dictionaries
•    erasers
•    etc.
2. Art Supplies
•    paint
•    paint
•    rushes
•    paper
•    crayons
•    pastels
•    clay
•    etc.
3. Sporting Equipment
•    balls of all shapes and sizes
•    bats
•    rackets
•    basketball
•    soccer and volleyball nets
•    basketball rims
•    hats
•    gloves
•    junior golf clubs
•    etc.

4. Music Equipment
•    instruments
•    tape recorders
•    tapes
•    etc.
5. Books
6. Toys
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KITCHEN EQUIPMENT
•    forks
•    spoons
•    knives
•    plates
•    cups
•    pots
•    pans
•    can-openers
•    cooking utensils
•    blenders
•    toasters
•    microwaves
•    etc.
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TRAVEL GEAR
•    backpacks
•    tents
•    sleeping bags
•    sleeping pads
•    hammocks
•    air mattresses
•    portable cots
•    coolers
•    water bottles
•    umbrellas
•    flashlights
•    fanny packs
•    fishing poles
•    canoes
•    kayaks
•    paddles
•    sheets
•    pillows
•    blankets
•    etc.
MEDIA EQUIPMENT
•    television sets
•    video players
•    video cameras
•    video tape
•    cameras
•    35 mm film (both slide and print)
•    slide projectors
•    etc.
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FURNITURE
Only furniture that can be taken apart and shipped.
FIRST AID SUPPLIES
•    bandages
•    Band-Aids
•    aspirin
•    first aid kits
•    bee sting kits
•    rubber gloves
•    tweezers
•    scissors
•    mole skin
•    etc.
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VEHICLES
That old car is worth money! Depending on the condition, we will accept donations of vehicles appraised at the blue/red book value.
*Note that shipping items to South America cost approximately $5 per pound and approximately $7 per pound to Africa. Please contact our office before shipping any items.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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