Care Packages

While we are on the ground at Restoration Gateway in Uganda, we will be able to receive care packages. It takes about two months for us to receive a package so don’t send anything perishable. Do not send valuable items, in case the package doesn’t make it for some reason. Also when filling out the customs form attached to the package, please be mindful when declaring the value on the package contents, to prevent us from paying unnecessarily high customs duties. These care packages will be an incredible blessing, so we thank you in advance!

Wish List:

  • Coppertone Sunscreen (adult and kids, spray is preferred)
  • Saline Solution (Bausch + Lomb re’nu multipurpose solution)
  • Kirkland Trail Mix
  • DVDs (Current, new releases or favorite must sees)
  • Kid’s toys or books (coloring, reading, sticker books)
  • Kid’s Craft supplies, (glue, markers, crayons, pencils, watercolors)
  • Kraft Mac and Cheese
  • Bath and Body Works Lotion
  • Cliff Bars (Peanut Butter Crunch) and Fiber One Bars (Chocolate Chip)
  • Cereal (Cheerios, Miniwheats, Honey Bunch of Oats)
  • Brownie mix
  • Chips (Sun Chips, Cheetos, Doritos, Snyders Honey Mustard Pretzels)
  • Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper
  • Pouches of meat (Chicken, beef, and tuna)
  • Letters
  • and anything else fun!

How to send us packages:
It is best to use the standard boxes provided by USPS because customs is less likely to open it up and dig through it.

*We have started receiving packages and have some updated pricing info:

  • Cheapest (10.25″ x 14.5 Bubble Mailer) Sent international first class, came in under $20. This was under 2 lbs., so if sending lighter smaller things, you can use this method and make sure you send it international first class.
  • Mid-Range (Medium Flat Rate Box)
    Sent priority using USPS medium flat rate box. These have been coming in at $60.
  • Pricier (Large Flat Rate Box)
    Sent priority using USPS large flat rate box. These have been coming in around $75.*We have been incredibly blessed by these wonderful packages! Seeing the prices for shipping, we just wanted to make sure people were aware beforehand how much it cost to ship the packages, so you can adjust your packages or included items accordingly. Thanks!!

Our Mailing Address:

Att: Dallas Derksen
PO Box 1
Kampala, Uganda
*For: Steve and Bridget Hurry
Restoration Gateway

10 thoughts on “Care Packages

  1. Hi dear ones,

    We think of you often and love the pictures on the Hurry Home Site………I don’t think my Christmas Card will reach you so we are sending our love with this note.
    All families doing well here…….California family comes tomorrow for nice long Christmas visit.
    We wish Christ’s blessings upon you at this very special season and wish you joy and love in all you do!

    Gay and Paul

  2. Thanks for sharing! Miss seeing you around IUHN. I pray the gift of God’s love blesses you in 2013! Take care and be safe!

  3. Hi Dr. Hurry (and Hurry family)! Hope all is well for you in Uganda! I have thought of you often and hope to send you a letter soon. Love and prayers to you! Nicole Kuroiwa

  4. Many prayers for your family. I admire the work you are doing and know God will bless your service. Love seeing the updates :)

    In His Steps,
    Julie Coble (Flick)

  5. Hello Dr. Hurry and family,
    I hope this message finds you all doing well. I wanted to leave you a note to say that our precious Avery has arrived. She was born on January 3rd and was 7lbs 1oz. Avery Sylvia Marie is totally perfect and we are blessed to have her. I think of you all often and pray for you and your work. I will send a care package out soon and will enclose pictures of our family.
    Love and safety to you all,
    Amanda and Alan Ramsey

  6. Hello Dr. Hurry & family, I have been thinking of you and praying that you all are well. The pictures are great,but I’m certain they don’t show all that you have sacrificed individually or as a family. Thanks for your hard work! We miss you at IUHN, (Pre-op). Take care,continued success, an abundance of love and blessings to you and your family. Hoping to visit like promised!
    Your former patient & friend
    Nikki Stevenson
    P/s. Twila W. sends her love :)

  7. Dr. Hurry and family,

    Great to see you are thriving in Uganda. I pray for your safety,health and the mission. Your patients still ask about you and miss you.

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