Now that we have a post office box, we are currently (and for the next two years) accepting any and all packages! If you are feeling generous… please feel free to send any of the following because we miss it/ cannot find it/its very expensive here! Thank you!!
FOOD WE MISS:
- cheddar cheese (only in Winter)
- chocolate bars (only in Winter)
- Dried black beans
- maple syrup
- cereal (anything chocolate for Tyler/Grapenuts, Granola for Amber)
- taco seasoning packets
- Asian seasoning packets
- macaroni and cheese (either velveeta or kraft is fine, if you want you can just send the cheese or if you are feeling up to, Tyler prefers kraft character macaroni!)
- seeds (tomatoes, carrots, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, greens of any kind e.g. kale, onions, strawberries, basil, oregano or any kind of herbs)
- chocolate pudding
- parmesan cheese
- garlic/onion salt
- BBQ sauce (plastic bottle)
- ranch packets
- flavored coffee – i.e. hazelnut, vanilla (course grind if you can)
- granola bars
- oatmeal (plain or flavored is fine!)
- chocolate chips
- MOST IMPORTANTLY- CURRENT pictures of yourself and/or people we know!!!! We miss everyone so much!
- contact solution
- face wash (generic Apricot blackhead scrub)
- shampoo and conditioner (any kind is fine for me, head and shoulders for Tyler!)
- hooks (that are sticky on the back)
- dry erase markers
- magazines – Women’s Health, Women’s Running, Vogue, Marie Claire, and/or Cosmopolitan, People’s Weekly, Time, People (any of these are FABULOUS*)
- yarn (any color)
- Holiday decorations
- note cards
- any kind of P.M. medicine (NyQuil, Advil etc.)
For the Kitties:
- cat toys
- cat treats
How to send:
Sending things can be a bit tricky but we have gotten some tips from other volunteers that have been successful for them!
*Try to use the flat rate boxes from USPS, we have heard the the customs here are less likely to take everything out
*If you are going to send something expensive or in any way valuable– it is good to fill the box full of feminine hygiene products (like tampons and the like), wrap it in women’s underwear or put some kind of pig product on top (bacon bits, dried ham etc.), it has been said that Moroccan men in customs are less likely to bother these items.
* To economize space inside the box, you can take things out of packages and use zip lock baggies to package everything (this is also good for liquids, in case they decide to break along the way) — additionally if something has a tag on it (such as clothing) make sure to take it off… we have been told that Moroccans checking the package might think that we want to sell it here
* When filling out the customs form… make sure to generalize what is in the box, you don’t necessarily have to put down every single item (i.e. instead of toothpaste and toilet paper, you can put hygiene products). Also, never itemize anything over $5.00.
*This can be something to do if you have a little extra time, one volunteer suggested putting a list of the package’s contents inside, so that way we know if something has gone missing!
*Remember that it should take about 20 days for us to receive a package (Ramadan may* be an exception to this rule)
Our address again is:
Duffey, Tyler and Amber
B. P. 613
Thank you so much for even thinking about sending us something! We are extremely grateful for any little bit of home!!!!!!