Donation Guidelines

Before dropping off donations, arranging a pick-up or mailing a donation, please take a moment to review BBF’s donation guidelines below. Remember, all donations must be pre-approved. Please contact the appropriate Program Coordinator to receive approval. No donation will be accepted without prior approval.

Once a donation is approved and received, you will receive a letter of acknowledgement.

While BBF prefers to deal directly with dealers and distributors, donations of medical supplies from both groups and individuals are appreciated, providing they are pre-approved. These donations provide our partners with goods that help many projects in developing countries.

All donations must be pre-approved and meet our guidelines to make sure your donations are accepted.

Donations We Accept

  • Pharmaceuticals and supplies from manufacturers
  • Short-dated pharmaceuticals from manufacturers*
  • Short-dated medical supplies*
  • Hospital beds and equipment
  • Walkers, canes, crutches, bedside commodes, shower chairs, etc.
  • Wheelchairs, non-electric

*Twelve months or more remaining until expiration.

Donations We Cannot Accept

  • Items that have not been completely sanitized and cleaned
  • Expired items or items that will expire in less than six months (unless specifically requested by the recipient organization)
  • Prescriptions that have been issued to an individual
  • Most high-tech equipment (call to be sure)
  • Equipment in need of repair
  • Any Items containing Liquids (Heparin Solution, Saline, Etc)

For more information, please email mail@brothersbrother.org or call 412-321-3160.

While BBF prefers to deal directly with dealers and distributors for new products, donations of books and educational materials from both groups and from individuals are welcome, provided they are pre-approved. These donations provide our partners with supplies that help many projects in developing countries.

All donations must be pre-approved and meet our guidelines to make sure your donations are accepted.

Donations We Accept

  • Used books in excellent condition (see above)
  • Library and fiction books in excellent condition
  • Textbooks, non-fiction books and reference materials with a copyright date less than 10 years old
  • New office and school supplies (i.e. paper, pens, pencils, etc.)

Donations We Cannot Accept

  • Textbooks, non-fiction books and reference materials with a copyright date older than 10 years
  • Damaged books
  • Religious materials
  • Journals
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias

For more information, please email us at education@brothersbrother.org or call 412-321-3160.

While BBF prefers to deal directly with dealers and distributors for new products, donations of humanitarian goods from both groups and individuals are appreciated, provided they are pre-approved. These donations are give our partners in developing countries the necessary supplies and goods for humanitarian projects.

All donations must be pre-approved and meet our guidelines to make sure your donations are accepted.

Note: In disaster situations the following list of items may change to accommodate the needs of those affected.

Donations We Accept

  • Travel-sized, new personal care/hygiene items (expiration must be at least one year away)

Donations We Cannot Accept

  • Used clothing
  • Food items

For more information, please email mail@brothersbrother.org or call 412-321-3160.