Sunrise would greatly appreciate contributions to the following:


Books (new or good quality second hand), stationary (pens, pencils, notebooks, coloured pencils, textas, crayons, erasers, rulers, paint/paintbrushes, drawing/painting books, sticky tape, scissors, geometry sets), calculators, laptop computers, school backpacks. Please ensure books do not contain violence or inappropriate language or graphics.


Handiplast/strong bandaids, roll of handiplast tape, Bandages (assortment, sling), gauze/cotton roll,  Paracetamol, Savlon, Betadine (liquid,gel), Dettol, Medicines for sore throat, ear, eyes, nose, flue, fever, cough, cold, Drops for ear, eye, nose, stingose, burn cream, Medicine for diarrhea, Acne treatment, Headlice treatment,  surgical gloves, anti-bacterial hand gel, blood stop powder, deep heat or similar for sprains/strains, anti-inflammatories, Vaseline, moisturisers. dry skin hands feet/ body/face, tinea/ cracked feet creams, vitamins (B,C, other), worm tablets, scabies lotion, surgical scissors, tweezers, aerogard, anything else in a first aid kit.


New or good quality second hand clothing and shoes (for 5-18 yrs) boys and girls, new toiletries such as head lice treatment, moisturizer, shampoo/conditioner, anti-bacterial hand gel, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair-oil, brushes, combs, talcum powder, anti-perspirant deodorant, nail clippers, hairbands/clips, photo albums.


Sporting equipment – Soccer balls, soccer boots/clothing, volleyballs, basketballs, badminton, table tennis bats/balls, tennis balls, rubber balls, caramboard, other sporting equipment, skipping ropes, hula hoops, kites.

Toys – jigsaw puzzles, board games, cards (uno), dolls, figurines, lego, toy cars etc.  Toys that are safe and can be washed are preferred. Other – facepaints, birthday party supplies,

Training Programs

Sewing – Sewing machines, overlocker machines, needles, thread, material, buttons, wool, knitting needles, scissors.

Computing – Desktop computers and laptops, computer training manuals, educational software, anti-virus software, USB sticks, blank DVD’s, mousepads.

Music/Dance/Singing – DVD/CD/MP3 player, speakers, microphone, recording equipment, digital camera, video camera, musical instruments (keyboard, madal, tabla, flutes, guitars, violin – there are Nepalese versions of these which can be bought in Nepal very cheaply)

Thanka painting – oil paints, paintbrushes, metal thanka frames, cloth, thread (these materials can be bought in Nepal relatively cheaply)

Outreach Program – digital cameras, hand held tape recorders for interviews, notebooks, pens, backpacks, folders.


Wooden table/bench sets, metal bunk beds, mattresses, blankets, sheets, pillows, material for curtains, rugs, mats for inside and outside home. Cleaning products, cooking equipment (large pots, cutlery, plates, cups, utensils), gas stoves, gas cylinders (bought in Nepal). Black plastic water tanks (1000l-5000l), buckets, brooms, mops, metal washing bowls. Bookshelves for children’s books and clothing. Metal cupboard for office supplies and first aid, metal filing cabinet for children’s personal and medical files.


Sunrise currently has no vehicle, so the children and youth currently utilize crowded public transport to go to doctor/hospital/other medical treatment (including the disabled), for their Outreach work (1.5-2 hours on local buses each way to main project in the slums), for dance performances at various locations around Kathmandu, for radio and other programs the children are involved in, for picnics and other outings.

Sunrise would love one large bus and one small van for its various needs.

Financial Support

Monthly sponsorship is available at AUD$39.00 per month. Please contact Emma Taylor for details.

Many of the above listed items can be bought in Nepal for a considerably cheaper rate than in Australia. An excess baggage allowance can generally be sought from most airlines to carry things over from Australia, but this should be organized at least a month in advance.

Sunrise Orphanage runs in partnership with Sunrise Children’s Association Inc. Australia (SCAI), both established in July 2005. SCAI has been registered as an International NGO in Nepal since November 2007.

Thank you for your support!

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