zimbabwe gecko society

We Need Your Help!

The Zimbabwe Gecko Society is sending a container full of supplies to Zimbabwe and we need your donations to fill it

Exciting News! A 40' container will be arriving in Zimbabwe mid-January 2014!

Susan plans on being there to receive and distribute the goods. The Nanoose Evangelical Church headed up by Linda Stalker and Elva Reed are hard at work fundraising to pay the cost of shipping. Within two months they have already raised approximately $8000! Congratulations Nanoose!

Those of you who enjoy garage sales this is your time to shine! Pick up some good deals, donate them to the Zimbabwe Gecko Society, and we will send them to Zimbabwe. We need to move fairly quickly and have all our supplies in the container by mid-September 2013 at the latest.

We have a long list of supplies needed so please take the time to read and see if there is anything you can donate. We also request all items donated to be in new or like-new condition; we have a lot of items to be sent and can't afford to waste any space!

You can also visit our website where we've set up a dedicated page with an alphabatized item list that will be updated as donations are received.

Thank-you all for your continued support!

We have built or are building three pre-schools, age group ranging 3-11 years. All of them need:

  • Children's wheel chairs
  • Blackboards (preferably the type I can nail to a wall)
  • Story books (some if not most with Christian-type stories)
  • Wooden Blocks
  • Paint (tempera or poster paint)
  • Dolls
  • Play-dough
  • Alphabet charts and letters
  • Paint brushes
  • Musical instruments
  • Pictures of animals
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Skipping ropes
  • Balls (soccer balls in particular)
  • DVD educational disks
  • Dress up clothes for drama (three little pigs, masks etc)
  • Small toy cars
  • Medical kit with steel lockable box
  • Carpet
  • Pens, pencils crayons, rulers, erasers, sharpeners, pencil bags
  • Kids scissors
  • Teachers' supplies
  • Candy :)
  • Clothes for children under age 11

We have 6 micro business projects. They will need:

  • Heavy duty sewing scissors
  • Material including flannel and nylon to make sanitary pads
  • Material for children dresses ,shirts and pants
  • Wool
  • Knitting needles
  • Croquet hooks
  • Sewing kits, needles, pins etc
  • Embroidery thread
  • Ziplock bags of different sizes

Farming Gods Way Course: On an ongoing basis we send people from villages to the FGW course and then equip them with seed and garden tools. All villages need:

  • Pick Axes
  • Rakes
  • Shovels
  • Forks
  • Spades
  • Hoes
  • Any hand garden tools
  • One long hose pipe
  • One wheel-barrow (unless there is lots of room for more)
  • Clothes

We have 6 compassionate care ministries. Men and women are taught skills by which to live. All ministries need:

  • Medical kits in steel lock-up boxes
  • Saws (rip saw and cross-cut type)
  • Hammers and nails
  • Screws and screwdrivers (not Robinson with square tip, only star or straight)
  • Chisels
  • Pliers
  • Any wood-working tools
  • Cement brick molds
  • Clothes (dresses more than slacks for women)
  • Stove
  • Industrial-size pots (if available, otherwise normal big pots)
  • Urn (for boiling water)
  • Plates (plastic)
  • Cups (plastic)
  • Spoons
  • Forks
  • Bowls (plastic)
  • Dish cloths
  • Trays
  • Microwave
  • Baking utensils

We work in four main churches. All would like:

  • Keyboard (music for the church)
  • Lap-top computer and projector (to show the Jesus movie as well as other ministry DVDs)
  • Copies of DVDs on the British system
  • Solar power kits
  • Serger sewing machine
  • Digital cameras
  • Bicycles for ministry
  • Basic Sunday-school reading materials and supplies
  • Shona Bibles
  • Bibles
  • Art supplies for Vacation Bible School (paper, glue, scissors, assorted colours of paper)
  • Sports equipment for Vacation Bible School (soccer balls, bats, tennis balls, frisbies)
  • Fun kid's games/camp games ideas and rules for Vacation Bible School
  • Jesus Film  for UK DVD setting (PAL)

We work in five senior homes, all need medical supplies:

  • Tylenol
  • Polysporen
  • Aspirin
  • Blood pressure cuffs
  • Thermometers
  • Gravol
  • Immodium
  • Tylenol 3 (Acetaminophen + Codeine)
  • Wheel chairs
  • Walkers
  • Canes
  • Playing cards
  • Bridge boards
  • Checkers
  • Memory card games

We support the Martha Project; they need hairdressing supplies for the young girls and boys, as well as sewing supplies:

  • Hair dryer
  • Sanitizers
  • Blowers
  • Hair-washing basins
  • Hair steamers
  • Hair clippers
  • Combs
  • Rollers
  • Aprons
  • Shampoos and Conditioners
  • U Chairs for the salon
  • Counter tops and mirrors for the salon
  • Industrial sewing machines
  • Embroidery machines
  • Pattern markers and cutters

We also need several miscellaneous items to support our ongoing projects:

  • Size 8.0 glass beads
  • Single bed sheets and single blankets
  • Medical supplies (gloves, bandages and band-aids)
  • Unlocked (or jail-broken) Cell Phones

For carpentry projects:

  • Tape measure and pencils
  • Tri square
  • Surface plain
  • Circuit saw, power saw, table rip saw and bend saw
  • Jig saw
  • Router and router bits
  • Spindle and cutters
  • Drilling machines and drill bits (for Drilling Wood)
  • Hand drill
  • Pressure stapler
  • Hammers
  • Cross cut saw
  • Key hole saw
  • Bow saw - big and junior saw
  • Chisels - all sizes
  • Nail cutters
  • Crow-bar
  • Tile cutter 

Metal-work tools also needed:

  • Welding machine complete
  • Angle grinder and disc cutting/grinding disc
  • Drilling machine
  • Welding helmets and grinding glasses
  • Chipping hammer
  • Pop riveter and rivets
  • Tape measure and tri square
  • Centre punch
  • Wire brush
  • Welding rods
  • Sheet metal bender
  • Mitre
  • Steel ruler
  • Hack saw and blades
  • Bolt cutter and steel cutter
  • Wellington hammer
  • Welding gloves long and short
  • Welding aprons
  • Bench vice
  • Metal files
  • Screw drivers

Once the container has arrived in Zimbabwe and been emptied of its contents, it will be converted to a library. We need books to fill the library (children's and adult books, preferably Christian messages) as well.

Donations can be made to the Zimbabwe Gecko Society, care of Susan Janetti. For more information please contact us at:

zimbabwegecko@gmail.com

Thank-You!

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