National offices we currently ship to:

Southern Africa
Eastern Africa
The Pacific
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands

Priority resources by sector

Highest priority
T3 – Tools, Toys and Tech: 
Hand tools for economic development, toys/early learning resources for education projects, desktop computers for schools/tablets and smartphones for WV program staff to assist with monitoring and evaluation.
Wheelchairs (meeting WHO Standards and preferably to fit children), blankets (cotton or wool fabric, useful for emergency responses), Clean Birthing Kits, Caregiver Kits, Health Clinic resources (particularly those that focus on infants and children), Hygiene Kits, Feminine Hygiene Products, Collapsible Water Containers.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) books, primary, secondary, vocational, and adult literacy books, backpacks, stationary items such as crayons, colouring books, building blocks, classroom posters. Sporting equipment (soccer, netball, volleyball, basketball – with pumps!)

Calculators, lab equipment (beakers, flasks, petri dishes, microscopes), desktop computers, software, printers, interactive whiteboards, solar lights (for study at night).

Economic development

Spades, pruners, gumboots, overalls, gloves, secateurs, power tillers, rakes, planters, picks, crop storage facilities, hoes, treadle pumps, greenhouse materials, wheelbarrows, hand tools (carpentry, plumbing, fishing, masonry), welding protective equipment, bee protective equipment (such as face masks, apron, eyewear, overalls, protective ear gear).

Manual sewing machines, fabric (including yarn, upholstery fabric, clothing material), knitting tools (such as needles and crochet hooks), smart phones/tablets/cameras (for WV staff to make monitoring and evaluation easier), GPS units, bicycles (must be rugged and new)

Key minimum standards to keep in mind

  • World Vision  will only accept donations that meet guidelines for safety, cultural appropriateness, quality, and environmental impact 
  • We need to ensure that donations do not harm local markets - for this reason, we almost never accept clothing, as many of the communities we work with depend on clothing manufacture and textile production to earn a living
  • Products with expiry are not accepted with less than 18 months good dating, so that World Vision staff overseas have sufficient time to distribute the goods safely and in date