Humanitarian Projects

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR EXPEDITIONS INCLUDE HUMANITARIAN SERVICE PROJECTS

Team members have the opportunity to go out with a small group to do humanitarian service. These outings include service projects for orphanages, children’s cancer hospitals, maternity hospitals, and families in need. Our teams deliver food, handmade quilts, toys, school kits, hygiene kits, newborn kits, and other much needed supplies.

We also do service projects for families in local LDS wards and branches. These projects include various gifts for each member of the family, as well as taking a family photo, a simple but precious gift for families who have never had a photo taken before.

WHERE DO WE GET OUR HUMANITARIAN SUPPLIES?

Our humanitarian teams work all year long making and collecting humanitarian supplies to take with us to Latin America.  Eagle Scouts, women’s organizations, youth groups, and families enjoy helping us make quilts; sew newborn receiving blankets, booties, and gowns for newborn kits; put together hygiene kits and school kits; and create and gather all sorts of other toys and humanitarian supplies.

HOW DO WE GET OUR SUPPLIES FROM HERE TO THERE?

Every member of the team is asked to pack light! Each person is allowed two pieces of personal luggage to carry on into the passenger compartment of the airplane–one for the overhead compartment (such as a small rolling overnight suitcase) and one to go under the seat (such as a large daypack).

Everyone (except doctors, dentists, and surgeons) is asked to use their checked baggage allowance to carry two 50-pound duffel bags filled with humanitarian supplies that are packed by our humanitarian team. Dentists and doctors are allowed two 50-pound bags for supplies. If they do not need the full allowance for their supplies, they may be asked to carry some humanitarian supplies. Oral surgeons who need extra baggage allowance are provided with volunteers to help them carry their extra bags.

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