Healthy Families

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Familias Saludables (or Healthy Families in English) is a non-profit, non-denominational organization devoted to fighting the AIDS epidemic on Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras. Our major focus is on reducing the incidence of mother-to-child transmission of the virus both at birth and via breast milk. We run testing clinics for pregnant women, assign trained home visitors for mothers living with HIV/AIDS, provide palliative services and, when available, we provide infant formula, medications, and a host of supplies to families struggling to cope with this disease. All of our services are free of charge and our staff consists mainly of volunteers, both local and international. Since we depend almost entirely on donations we have prepared the following list for those who might wish to contribute.These are guidelines only and the list is by no means comprehensive. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for any help you can provide.

• Infant Formula: Our most critical need. Powdered, all brands. Yes, we can use formula past its expiration date. We welcome any types of powdered formula. Please do not send liquid formula as customs in Honduras will not clear it.

• Infant and Children’s Vitamins:

• Pedialyte or other electrolyte balanced drink

• Antibiotic cream, any brand

• Infant and Children’s and Adult Tylenol or other brand fever reducer

• Pre-Natal Vitamins, Folic Acid and Adult Multivitamins

• Infant or children’s Antibiotics: Liquid or powdered, not tablets

• Baby Clothes: Used, in good condition, is fine.

• Baby blankets and receiving blankets and under-pads: Used in good condition is fine
• Disposable Diapers: All sizes

• Cloth Diapers, diaper pins, rubber pants: Used, in good condition, is fine.

• Baby Bottles, Nipples, bottle brushes etc.

• Small Infant Toys, stuffed animals or Other Baby Items:
 These are given as gifts to encourage pregnant women to be tested.

• Little girls hair bows, elastics and barrettes

• Children’s small toys, stickers or coloring books and crayons.
 Given to siblings during home visits or testing clinics’

• Miscellaneous Medical Supplies: Just about anything. If we cant use it we donate it to the hospital here that is in need of almost everything. We particularly are in need of masks, rubber gloves, alcohol wipes, medical tape, cotton balls, gauze.

• Hotel sized soaps, lotions, perfume samples etc. Used to help women feel better about themselves
• Condoms: Latex only. Any brand

• Printer cartridges Epson C85

• Paper (any kinds or color), pens, and any office supplies to keep our office running
Every little bit helps. U.S. or Canadian donors can send packages to a shipping company in Florida, which has very kindly agreed to help us get them here.

Send to the following:
Valerie Nelson
Familias Saludables
10025 NW 116th Way Suite #2
Medley, FL
33178