Thank you for your interest in donating goods to The School of St Jude. The wish list below contains items that are difficult or expensive to source in Tanzania that may fit in your suitcase when you visit.
Tanzanian customs authorities at the border will most likely require you to present a taxation waiver letter to enable you to bring these items to St Jude’s. Please contact us in advance at DonorRelations@schoolofstjude.co.tz so we can send you a tax waiver letter and provide advice about priority items listed below
Our libraries have reasonable fiction collections thanks to many generous visitors over the years. However, most of our books are written by international authors. St Jude’s is working to build our collection of African fiction (particularly contemporary fiction) and titles written by African authors.
Our requested titles are listed on a number of online books websites. We carefully review and update these lists throughout the year, so that supporters like you are aware of our priority needs.
If you are in the UK or Australia, you can view:
If you are in the US, you can view our Amazon wish list here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3CYN312RZWAMR?ref_=wl_share
Please do not purchase from these lists and send titles directly to St Jude’s, as this costs the school customs tax, often costing more than half the value of the book or shipment.
Although the books listed on these websites are our highest priority, we also appreciate similar books in good condition.
The following resources are NOT required; our libraries are generously stocked with multiple copies, thanks to the goodwill of past visitors to St Jude’s:
The school also has a list of specialised and very specific goods that are expensive or can be harder to source, even overseas. Some items may also be larger, meaning they will likely take up more of your luggage or incur extra luggage costs. These goods are a specific once-off need of the school, please consult the Donor Relations team (DonorRelations@schoolofstjude.co.tz) before making any significant purchases of these items.
Please make the Donor Relations team aware that you are about to purchase any of the below items so that we can make sure they are still needed.
The links provided are a guide, if you can source these items more economically from your own research, please feel free to do so. You can also contact our Donor Relations team for more information about the goods on this list. There also may be additional items that we can recommend you bring over.
Second-hand items of good quality will also be appreciated