November 11, 2015

How We Pack Supplies

Each packing party, volunteers sort and check donated medical supplies while being supervised by a medical professional. After that, volunteers pack the sorted supplies in suitcases.

Packing party instructions

  • A medical professional must be present when suitcases are being packed
  • Most supplies should be sorted into sealed plastic bags within the suitcase, with breakable items protected with bubble wrap
  • After packing is complete, each suitcase must be checked before being closed
  • Decisions about sorting, organizing, and storing donations are made by the volunteer in charge
  • The total weight of all the suitcases packed that day must be recorded
  • Each suitcase should contain:
  1. A doctor’s letter
  2. A NJT brochure and flyer
  3. A copy of instructions (for travelers)