Young girl holds Donate sign for Hurricane Dorian

Child Care of Southwest Florida collecting donations for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

Child Care of Southwest Florida is partnering with Venice-based Agape Flights to collect critical supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Donations of new items can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at Child Care of Southwest Florida’s administrative offices at 6831 Palisades Park Court, Suite 6, in Fort Myers.

Agape Flights is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Christian aviation ministry. Its mission is to provide excellent aviation service delivering cargo, mail and humanitarian aid to missionary partners serving Christ, carrying hope to the nations of the Caribbean.

Relief supplies requested by Agape Flights include the following items:

Non-Perishable Food Items

  • Protein or granola bars
  • Prepackaged pouches/packets of chicken or tuna (no cans)
  • Prepackaged cheese or peanut butter crackers
  • Peanut butter (no glass containers)
  • Trail mix, nuts
  • Cracker packs
  • Fruit cups
  • Individual juice boxes
  • Individual pouches for water 

Paper/Baby Supplies

  • Antibacterial hand and face wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Paper towels (regular and dispenser roll)
  • Napkins
  • Paper plates

Cleaning Supplies

  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Buckets
  • Sponges
  • Bleach tablets

Hygiene First Aid Supplies (Travel Sizes Preferred)

  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Deodorant
  • Wash cloths

First-Aid Supplies

  • Sterile bandages
  • Triple-antibiotic ointment
  • Ibuprofen

Miscellaneous Items

  • Generators
  • Chain saws
  • Hand tree saws
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C or D)
  • Solar lights
  • Tarps
  • Work gloves
  • Shovels
  • Lunch paper bags
  • Water storage containers
  • Folding chairs
  • Tents
  • Gallon-sized sealable plastic bags

Note: Agape Flights does not accept donations of bottled water, liquid bleach, clothing, medications, linens or opened items.