Gifts in Kind - Things we Need

We are are very fortunate that in addition to receiving cash donations many people give gifts for the children - this really does help too. We have set out below the things we are most in need of. Please note however that toiletries in particular are much cheaper to purchase in India than overseas.

OCTOBER 2018 - You can read in general about the things we need below but you can find a more detailed current list here.  Please note we can usually arrange charity luggage allowances with Thomsons and Thomas Cook - Click here for more information.  


In certain circumstances we are able to arrange excess charity luggage allowances.  Click here for more information. You can also access an application form here or on the right of this page.

Pens, Pencils, Crayons etc
All of our school bags are filled with much needed stationery items. You can read more about what a bag contains here.
We regularly give out toothbrushes and toothpaste. We also require hundreds of toothbrushes, boxes of toothpaste and soap for our Bags4School scheme. Click here to read what we use and prices in Goa.
Exercise Books
As schools in Goa do not provide exercise books, Mango House provides them for the children. We need around 1,000 each year. They cost around 20 rupees each. If you would like to help let us know and we can tell you where to get them in Goa or help you with them.
Each year we require around 100 slates. These can be bought locally in Goa and cost around 50 rupees each.
It takes a huge amount of rice to provide lunch every day at Mango House. If you would like to help, the Mango House team can go with you to get it if needed. A 25kg bag of rice costs around 750 rupees.
Fruit and Biscuits
We provide around 150 pieces of fruit each day. If you would like to sponsor fruit on the day you visit please let us know. Prices vary but apples and oranges are between 7 and 10 rupees each and are a real treat. We also need biscuits every day for pre-primary school.
Children's Clothing
Children’s clothing is regularly given out in local slums. Click here to read in detail about what we do with the clothes you give in the panel opposite.  Click here to read more about the clothes we can use and those we can’t.
Toys and Books
We need a huge amount of toys to give out as Christmas and Birthday presents and for play at Mango House. Read here what makes a good toy. We can also use second hand books in good condition.