Sending a care package to an orphanage abroad

Nothing will make foster children and orphans happier than receiving a lovely gift. Eurosender gladly helps you with sending a care package to an orphanage. When shipping a care package to an orphan, proper preparation is crucial. Knowing what you can and cannot ship, the address you have to write down and how to pack your parcel correctly and most safely, are just a few examples. In this article about sending a gift basket to orphans, we will give you some gift ideas for children, and we’ll tell you how to ship and pack a gift for an orphan.

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What do you have to do when sending a gift basket to orphans?

Eurosender’s core business is door-to-door shipping services. We help people from all over the world with their shipping needs. People come to us when searching for affordable and reliable shipping services. Whether you want to ship within Europe or outside the EU, we ship to almost any destination. People from all over the world have turned to our shipping services for sending a gift basket to orphans. We provide our customers with a simple booking system, instant quotes, and a wide variety of shipping guides.

By following these steps and filling out all the information in the order tool above, Eurosender can find you the best courier for your specific shipment. Quick, fast, and reliable! The most important thing, when sending a care package to an orphanage, is to provide a valid and accessible address for the pickup and delivery, ensuring that the shipment is well protected during transport.

A few things to consider before sending a gift basket to orphans:

  • Any standard shipment booked through Eurosender is covered by our standard insurance. However, we always recommend purchasing additional insurance for expensive items.
  • If you are shipping outside the EU, you (the sender) are responsible for looking up the import and export restrictions of the respective countries for shipping a care package to an orphan.
  • Determine whether your parcel is eligible for our standard shipping service with our dimension tool.

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A care package is a parcel containing games, candy, clothing, toys, letters, etc. The reason behind sending someone a care package is to let the other person know you are thinking of them. Whether you are a family member, a friend, a Samarian, or an NGO, a care package will bring a smile on their faces!


Gift ideas for orphans

As mentioned before, a care package can contain shoes, toys, or even a couch. The most important is that you put thought in filling the box. Think logically or ask them what they need. Here are a few gift ideas for orphans:

  • Games and sports equipment
    If you want them to have a good time when they’re in the woods or inside on a rainy day, you can send some board games. Sports equipment like footballs, basketballs, bikes and table tennis equipment will be much appreciated.
  • Food
    Perishable foods will be a hassle, but you can easily send some dried fruits, candy, crisps, and so on.
  • Personal care
    Everyday personal care items like toothbrushes, towels, and bed linen are most welcome.
  • Coziness
    Coziness can come in many different forms. A teddy bear for companionship, a comfy couch, tables and chairs to sit together, a new pajama or an electric heater. These little luxuries can make all the difference.

If you have other gift ideas for orphans, but you are not sure whether you can ship them or not, we ask you to contact our logistics experts with your inquiry.

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How to pack a gift for an orphan or a child in need

When you pack a gift for an orphan, preparation is crucial. Make sure you have the correct materials and read up on advice from specialists. Make sure the content is well protected and secure the outside of the box from external factors. On our website, you can find specific packing instructions for almost any item you can imagine.

Before you pack a gift for an orphan or a child in need, visit your local supermarket or hardware store to get some of the following items:

  • Cushioning materials like bubble wrap, crumpled paper, packing peanuts, …
  • Protective materials like Styrofoam sheets, cardboard boxes, and sheets, plastic foil, …
  • Items such as tape, scissors, and stickers that say ‘Fragile’ or ‘Handle with care.’

Once you have gathered all the right materials, you can go to our Pack and ship pages and find specific information on how to safely pack your parcel.

Shipping a parcel to a foster home as an NGO

Eurosender values the involvement of NGOs and private people in humanitarian aid. We strive to help and support humanitarian cases in any way to bring relief (like shipping a parcel to a foster home) and enable faster recovery (like shipping furniture to hurricane-affected areas). We can assist in organizing the logistics processes in the areas covered by our services. We have given our support to private customers who want to send care packages to different humanitarian organizations in Europe, or directly to people in need.

Shipping a parcel to a foster home as an NGO will save you both time and money. Eurosender takes care of everything and offers you discounts! Or, when you have a story to share, let us now, and we’ll be happy to help!

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FAQ when sending a care package to an orphanage

I want to pack and send a gift to an orphan, which address do I give up?

First, you should call the orphanage and ask the following questions:

  • Is it possible to send a care package? If yes, what is the protocol?
  • What would you recommend putting in the care package?
  • To whom do you ship? Who do you give up as consignee?
  • Will there be someone to receive the parcel?

Even though it seems like the most straightforward task of all, many people do not fill in the address section correctly. Addresses should be written fully and clearly. Not only should you write the zip code, town, street, and number, but also information such as access codes or access instructions:+


  1. Country
    Choose the country of pick-up/delivery.
    Ex.: Japan
  2. Name & Surname
    Add the name of the orphanage followed by the full name of the consignee.
    Ex.: Nihonjidoikusei Orphanage, Kenji Mamoto
  3. Address
    Fill out the street name in full and the number.
    Ex.: 1-chōme-11 Nagaramorimachi
  4. Additional info – Optional
    Here you can add additional information.
    Keep in mind that the courier doesn’t always take this info into consideration.
  5. Zip code
    Add the zip code, please double check if it’s the right one.
    Ex.: 502-0065
  6. Town/city
    Add the full name of the town or city.
    Ex.: Gifu
  7. Phone number
    Add the phone number, change the area code if needed.
    Ex.: +81 58-231-1387



When sending a gift basket to orphans, what should I not put in?

Some items are not recommended for shipping since the content could damage your parcel or others. Among these are illegal objects, antiques, fragile items, animals, pharmaceutical products, and food.

Even home cooked food, how delicious it might be, is located in a grey zone when it comes to shipping. Especially when you send it in a glass jar or a simple food container, it’s a recipe for disaster. But, if you want to send some home baked cookies, canned food, or dry foods like nuts, you have nothing to worry about. Just make sure you pack it well.

We would like to point out that it is not forbidden to send electronics. However, the customer has to make sure that the electronic equipment is packed appropriately. The damage insurance does not apply in case electronic devices (such as televisions, mobile phones, computers, etc.) are sent without the original packaging and original invoice

Advantages of shipping a parcel to a foster home with Eurosender?

Once you have decided to send a care package to an orphanage via our platform, you will get a range of benefits:

Do you have any other questions for us? Do you need more information on sending a gift basket to orphans or on how to pack a gift for a child? Contact our logistics experts, they will gladly help you!

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