Charitable Donations while on Tour

We take our commitment to assisting African families very seriously. If you are visiting sub-Saharan Africa, we know you are probably packing light, so participate in our "One Extra Bag"™ program.

Bring an extra bag of goods to donate

Donation to the Easy Track Ghana 'One Extra Bag' programContact any organization of your choice, or if you need recommendations, our extensive network of contacts in Africa will be able arrange for an appropriate organization to accept your gift. Visiting the organization to present your gift and for a tour of their work is encouraged. For many people, this is the highlight of their trip.

For any full bag, we provide free airport pick-up and ensure your empty bag is safely stored until you want it. We don't want to cause you any hassle. This is also a good way to have lots of room for souvenirs to bring home!

Commonly donated items include such things as:

  • Used clothing in good condition
    • Underpants must be in new packaging
  • Health care supplies
    • Bandages
    • Thermometer / Blood pressure cuff
    • Examination gloves
    • Reading glasses
    • Hand sanitizer
  • Over-the-counter medicine
    • Aspirin or other pain reliever
    • Imodium or anti-diarrheal
    • Pink Bismuth or other GI relief
    • Anti-fungal cream/spray
    • Anti-bacterial spray
    • Antiseptics
    • Lip balm
    • Hemorrhoid ointment
  • Electronics
    • Flash drives & flash memory
    • Anything that gives light
    • USB hubs
    • Mobile phones
    • Laptops
  • Sports equipment for schools
    • Football (soccer) jerseys, shorts, socks
    • Balls, gloves
  • School supplies
    • Pencils and paper
    • Children's books
    • Dry-erase markers, permanent markers
    • Maps, inflatable globes
    • How-to manuals
    • It is cheaper to purchase basic school supplies in Ghana, injecting money into the local economy. We can help you do this and arrange for you to distribute the supplies to a local school.
  • Condoms and personal lubricants
  • Prescription medicine
    • Antibiotics
    • Antifungal agents
    • HIV medications
    • Cardiovascular medications

There are never any problems bringing supplies into Ghana, even prescription medicine that is not yours. Customs officials are happy to welcome guests bringing supplies to schools or clinics.

Thank you for your participation in this unique program!

NOTE: This program is not intended for the disposal of expired products or rubbish clothing or goods. Please ensure your contributions are in good condition.

We can accept your contribution regardless of whether you are on tour with Easy Track Ghana.
Pack for a Purpose
Or contact Pack For A Purpose to look at other options.

We are proud to have provided support to these groups via the Easy Track Ghana One Extra Bag program:

  • Schools
    • Schools... there really are so many that we have visited that we cannot possibly list them all. We include school visits in many tours we give, and we try to make these happen outside of Accra. In addition to a half-dozen schools in Kisseman, we have visited rural schools in every region of Ghana, including schools for deaf and developmentally disabled children.

  • HIV Prevention & Treatment
    • West Africa AIDS Foundation, Accra
      We have taken many guests to this combination prevention organization, support group and clinic. Thousands of condoms, as well as medicine, cash and a laptop computer have been given here.
    • Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights Ghana, Accra
    • Love Wise, Ghana's Anti-HIV/AIDS Newspaper, Accra
    • Brothers Keepers, Ghana's only HIV+ MSM Support Group

  • Clinics
    • Pro-Link Organization, Accra
      Helped establish a women's clinic with contributions of cash, supplies, medicine and a laptop computer.
    • Kisseman Community Clinic

  • Hospitals
    • Korle-Bu Hospital, Accra
      Korle-Bu is the main teaching hospital in Ghana and has received a number of laptop computers in addition to medicines and medical supplies.

  • Culture Groups
    • Elikem Community Youth Education NGO, Kisseman
    • Maine-Ghana Youth Network NGO, Kisseman
    • Kofi Agorsor Youth Cultural Performance Group, La
    • Akatsi Youth Center, Akatsi, Volta Region

      Some organizations teach children culture and tradition. Guests traveling with Easy Track are able to enjoy time with such groups and view a local cultural performance while making contributions for continued development.

  • Orphanages
    • Orphan Aid Africa, Dodowa
    • Home of Hope in Asebu, Central District
    • 5-to-15 in Kokrobite
    • Operation Hand-In-Hand in Nkoranza
    • Village of Hope in Cape Coast
    • SOS Children's Home in Kumasi

  • Community development
    • The free Easy Track Community Library is a major contribution we are making to the urban village of Kisseman. Kisseman is a poor area of Achimota, on the outskirts of Accra where the Easy Track compound is located. Our library is filled to capacity with children every day. These are the only books that some of these children have ever had in their lives.

We hope this gives you some idea of what we have been able to accomplish through the generosity of our guests. We would be more than happy to assist you in any way towards helping others while you are on tour. Every little bit helps here.

Thank you so very much!

If you desire, you can donate directly.

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