Become a Partner

BBF partners with organizations around the world to send shipping containers of medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in need. To apply to become a partner with BBF on an ocean freight shipping container, please complete the aid request form below.

*Received applications are reviewed at the beginning of each quarter. All applicants will receive notification of outcome of application.

If you are interested in BBF’s Med-Surg Trip Programs including requesting pharmaceuticals, please contact our Assistant Director of Programs, Emily Umble at for more information.

International Shipping Requirements

Brother’s Brother Foundation currently works with many organizations to send container shipments to various locations internationally. If you would like to request a container shipment, please view requirements below.

The requesting recipient must notify BBF of the material resources needed in the particular country. This document should be prepared by professionals and/or beneficiary participants with the knowledge of the needs in the country. In addition, complete and submit the Aid Request Form.

  • A statement indicating that the donated goods will be distributed at no cost to the ultimate recipient.

Please be advised it is the responsibility of the recipient/sponsoring organization to cover the costs associated with the shipment (in-land and ocean transportation and BBF program service fee). If the material being requested by the recipient country will be used within a national and/or community development plan, BBF requires a copy of this plan that outlines the distribution process, duration of plan and evaluation process of the effectiveness. The consignee must be capable of clearing the container through customs and providing appropriate logistical in-country support. Once distributed, the recipient organization is required to provide BBF with distribution reports and other documentation such as photographs, newspaper articles and letters supporting the effort by appropriate officials and professionals.

The recipient is required to confirm its request for material selected from the BBF provided inventory list in writing. The list provided will include relative information such as product description, quantities on hand, dating information and any distribution restrictions.

Submit Aid Request Form

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