Costs of Care

As with all organizations our biggest need is for financial support to pay the day-to-day running costs of the homes that we run.

We have four Special Care Centers with a total capacity of over 250 beds. We employ over 300 local people in these units. Our general running costs, covering all of the units, are approximately US$300,000 per month.

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Nutrition

Hygiene

Please note: No fluffy toys or stuffed animals. Due to sanitary reasons and the children’s preferences, these are not useful.  Blankets are not needed at this time thanks to much generosity in recent years.

Other Supplies

Available in China
  • Basic food supplies like rice, cooking oil, flour, soy sauce
  • Tissues
  • Baby Formula (any age but must be Nestlé brand)
  • Washing detergent
  • Milk powder – full cream (Nestlé brand)
  • Bleach
  • Diapers (especially large and extra-large sizes)
  • Cleaning fluids (tile, wood floor, glass, toilet, kitchen)
  • Baby wipes
  • Single strollers
  • Toilet paper
Available Overseas
  • Clothes (all seasons) – preemie to size 5 for boys and girls – new or gently used
  • Lice shampoo (in case of possible outbreak)
  • Baby bottles (plastic, 8-ounce)
  • Footed pajamas for boys and girls – size 18 months, 24 months, 2 toddler, and 3 toddler
  • Preemie diapers (not newborn but specific size for preemie babies)
  • Johnson’s baby body wash
  • Double strollers (Kolcraft Tandem or similar)
  • Baby shampoo, lotion, and powder (all Johnson’s – traditional fragrance, not floral fragrance)

Medical Supplies

  • Cleft lip / palate bottles (Mead Johnson brand preferred)
  • Disposable underpads (Chux)
  • Cotton-tipped applicators
  • Vicks BabyRub Soothing Aroma Ointment
  • Hot/cold compress packs
  • Micropore Tape (various sizes)
  • Foley catheters size F16 and F18
  • Clean gloves and sterile gloves
  • Straight catheters for clean intermittent urinary catheterization size F6 and F8
  • Pediatric-size colostomy bags (one-piece, drainable ConvaTec 022771)
  • Digital thermometers
  • 2-inch Soffban padding, stockinette, fiberglass for casting clubbed feet
  • Local anesthetics such as Lidocaine and Bupivicaine
  • Otoscopes
  • Chlorhexidine prep (without alcohol)
  • Pulse oximeters – small hand-held by Nellcor™ preferred
  • Stool softeners (any brand) for children with constipation
  • Tongue depressors
  • First aid antiseptic: Povidone-iodine solution
  • Cast cutters – prefer Stryker brand; prefer cutter that is not too loud
  • Sterile dressing packs

Prescription Medicines

Medicines Over the Counter

Creams, gels, etc.

  • Water-based creams – E45 or similar
  • Petroleum jelly (e.g. Vaseline)
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Elimite (permethrin) cream

Traveling to Beijing?

We are in need of travelers from the US to Beijing to help bring in much needed supplies for our children. None of these supplies are “restricted items” and do not have to be declared at customs. The items will be mailed to you within the US. New Hope Foundation staff will be at the airport to pick up the supplies in Beijing.

If you live in the US and wish to donate items, receive more information about medical supplies for New Hope Foundation, or if you are (or know of anyone who is) willing to carry donated items to Beijing, please contact the following Supply Coordinator:

From the US:

Rebecca Dorris (Tennessee)
Phone 615-403-1242
Email: suitcasesoflove@gmail.com

Rebecca has coordinated donated supplies in the US since 2001, shortly after meeting Joyce and Robin Hill when they were in the US for two orphans to have surgery there.

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