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It’s natural to have questions!  After all, the Afya Foundation doesn’t do just ONE thing.  Afya RESCUES, SORTS, and DELIVERS life-saving medical supplies, equipment, and humanitarian goods to help those in need around the world.  Afya’s work intersects with US Hospital administrators, volunteer, religious and other community organizations, hospitals and clinics abroad, shippers, transportation and logistical professionals, NGOs, government representatives and much more!  Afya offers many rewarding opportunities to get involved – check them out!  

In the meantime, here are some of the top questions we receive.  If you don’t find your answer here, please CLICK HERE and send us an email.

Afya means “health” in Kiswahili.  Learn why we decided on “Afya” HERE

Drop Off Donations: Monday – Friday; 9 AM –  4 PM
Volunteer: Monday – Friday 9 AM  – 4:30 PM

140 Saw Mill River Road in Yonkers, NY. We are on the 2nd Floor!

Click here to see the Acceptable Supplies Page

Donation Drop Off Locations (link)

Keep a list of the items you’re donating to us for your tax records.  If dropping off at Afya, please call ahead to make sure someone is here to help you unload your vehicle. (914) 920-5081

You can either bring the supplies upstairs or someone will help you unload at our loading dock.

We only accept over the counter medications.  For example: vitamins, aspirin, cough medication, etc.

We do not accept expired supplies.  Here is a link to the Acceptable Supplies Page.

Our truck is only available to pickup from hospitals, large facilities, clinicians’ offices and individuals who have hospital beds to donate.  There is a fee of $100/pickup. (Contact and phone for pickup). Generally we schedule a bed pickup 3 weeks in advance.

Yes, we are!  EIN: 26-1300361

Your financial and medical supply donations are tax deductible.  We will mail you an acknowledgment letter for your donation.  If you’ve made a supply donation, keep a list of the items you’ve donated.  We cannot value these items for individuals; you will still receive a donation letter.

The US has significant regulations in place that require those supplies, exposed to a patients medical field, to be discarded (regardless of sterility or use). We also live in an advanced technological society where equipment is updated and innovated steadily. This innovation creates an enormous opportunity for rescue.

We have many ways you can help! Click any link below to learn more!

We’d love to have you volunteer with us! Our volunteer hours are Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM. 

Please call ahead 914-920-5081 so we know when to expect you. 

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We love hosting group sorting here! 

Please contact Mary Grace via EMAIL or call 914-920-5081 to arrange your visit.

Yes! When scheduling permits, Danielle is available as a speaker. Contact for requests and arrangements!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept expired supplies. These items cannot be shipped because they won’t clear customs internationally.

Afya supports the infrastructure of existing health clinics and we travel infrequently. On occasion, we will organize trips with donors.

If you are interested, please contact:

Delivering medical supplies to individuals who need them is an amazing addition to any vacation. Click here to learn more about Luggage for Life. If you have additional questions, please email Amy or call 914-920-5081.

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