How to Send Care Packages to Third World Countries

How to send a care package to an orphan abroad

Cheer up an orphan by sending a care package full of nice surprises. Get ideas for gifts and other donated goods you can ship to orphans. Help children in orphanages around the world by booking a care package delivery. Choose among our low-cost parcel delivery options and follow our packing guidelines to ensure a smooth shipping process to the orphanage.

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Things to consider before booking parcel delivery to children in orphanages

Shipping toy donations, clothing and donated goods to orphanages requires some careful planning to prevent issues and ensure successful delivery. Consider the following when deciding to send a care package to an orphan abroad:

Parcel delivery to children in orphanages in remote locations
  • Is the orphanage located in a remote or rural area? Contact our logistics experts via chat or email to discuss your delivery options.
  • There may be a remote area surcharge or a limited courier service depending on the location.
Pack the parcel properly before shipping to the orphanage
  • The parcel will be scanned and processed at several courier depots. Use a sturdy cardboard box and internal cushioning materials.
  • Check our general packing guidelines on how to pack the various items.
Provide correct addresses and accurate shipping information
  • Make sure you have all the correct address details to prevent problems with collection and delivery.
  • Inform the orphanage in advance about the shipment. Provide the name and phone number of a staff member who can accept the care package delivery at the orphanage.
Restrictions on children in care homes receiving mail and parcels
  • Find out if there are restrictions on orphans receiving mail and parcels, as some items may be prohibited.
  • Check our restricted items section to ensure you are not breaking any laws when shipping a parcel to an orphanage.


Shipping toy donations, clothing and donated goods to orphanages

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Popular gift ideas for orphans in children’s homes

Although every child is different, any gift you send to an orphanage will no doubt put a smile on their faces. Here are some nice gift ideas when shipping parcels to orphanages:


What you cannot send in a care package to an orphanage

There are some items which are banned both by courier companies and children’s homes. These include:

Some electronics, mobile phones, video games
Certain foods, particularly common allergens
Items which could damage easily during transport
For detailed guidelines about restricted or forbidden items and more advice on how to ship a parcel to an orphanage, contact our logistics experts via chat or email.


Shipping a parcel to an orphanage

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FAQ on sending care packages to orphans abroad

What is the best way to ship toys, clothing or other donated goods to orphanages?
The best way to send a care package to an orphanage is to pack the items carefully for shipping in a sturdy cardboard box. Get an instant quote from our booking tool to get the most cost-effective solution for your shipment size. Avoid delays or problems by keeping good communication with all parties involved in the shipping process. Make sure that someone will be available at the pick-up address to hand over the package to the courier. Inform the orphanage of the estimated delivery time so that they do not miss the delivery.
How much does parcel delivery to children in orphanages cost?
The price for sending a care package to an orphanage will vary based on the distance between the pick-up and delivery destinations, the weight and size of the shipment as well as the urgency and type of transport service selected. You can get the cheapest quote by entering your shipping information (pick-up and delivery address, parcel dimensions and weight, etc.) in our booking tool.
If I send a care package to an orphan via courier, will it be insured?
Eurosender services include basic shipping insurance for most international and domestic shipments booked through our platform. You can purchase additional insurance at low rates during the ordering process to get extra protection for your parcel. We recommend you keep the invoice of the items you are shipping to serve as a proof of value. Bear in mind that prohibited items are not covered by any insurance. If you send such items in care packages to orphans locally or abroad, you will not be able to claim compensation in the unlikely event of loss or damage.
How do I donate large amounts of items to an orphanage?
Our Van Delivery Service is the best option if you plan on donating a large amount of goods to an orphanage. You will have an entire vehicle dedicated to your shipment, with direct transport from the pick-up to the delivery address. There are less packaging and labelling requirements, which will make the shipping process much easier for you. If you plan to ship as a business, create a free account to get exclusive discounts for all your shipping needs.