We are always in need of financial resources and supplies.
There are several ways that you can contribute to the outreaches of Vessels of Mercy International.
You can help Vessels of Mercy International by contributing. Your help ensures that the resources are available to carry God’s practical love, assistance, and hope to those in need. Vessels of Mercy uses your gift to support programs that meet the physical and spiritual needs of hurting people in poverty-stricken areas of the US and around the world.
We do not withhold, discriminate, or differentiate program services based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.
Donating by Phone or Mail
Donating by Phone: Please call Vessels of Mercy International at (804) 740-4575
Donating by Mail: Please send check or money order to Vessels of Mercy International, 12081 Gayton Road Henrico, VA 23238
Give by Automated Bank Draft
You can set up automated monthly, quarterly, or annual donations from your checking account–This is Vessels of Mercy International’s preferred giving method because it incurs no processing fees, ensuring that more of your donation goes directly to those who need it most.
Please be sure to include a separate note indicating your gift preference for a particular missionary, project, or greatest need.
Donating securities that have appreciated in value can be an extremely tax-effective way of giving. In most cases, you will be able to take the full market value of the securities on the date they are transferred as an itemized deduction, without incurring any tax on the gain represented by the difference between your cost and the current market value.
For other questions about giving to Vessels of Mercy International:
Please read the Giving FAQ, email email@example.com or call 804-740-4575.
Employer matching gift programs are an easy way to increase the impact of your cash donation. Many employers encourage their employees to support non-profit organizations by offering to match employee donations. Perhaps your employer is one of these. To participate, take the following steps:
Step 1: Find out if your employer has a matching gift program.
Step 2: If your employer does participate, obtain a matching gift form from your Human Resources department or Personnel Department. You may be able to download the form on your Employer’s Web site.
Step 3: Complete the form and send it to Vessels of Mercy International, Inc., 12081 Gayton Road Henrico, VA 23238
Eligible Donors include local government and school personnel in the Greater Richmond & Petersburg areas. The code for Vessels of Mercy Intl. is #414, this number must be used for funds to be given to Vessels of Mercy International.
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To help meet some of the vast unreached medical and dental needs found internationally, Vessels of Mercy, Intl. sends out short-term mission teams annually to minister to the immediate physical needs of people in poverty-stricken areas. All care is rendered without expense to the people we serve, but, as you can imagine, the amount of pharmacy, dental, and medical supplies that have to be obtained to care for hundreds of patients is an area of greatest need for our outreach clinics. We’re looking for individuals and organizations that would desire to help us meet these needs. We purchase supplies directly but also depend heavily upon in-kind donations. Please refer to the following guidelines:
We have on-going needs for ace wraps, eye-wash solution, over-the-counter wound and burn sprays, gauze, 4×4’s, 2×2’s, conforming gauze wrap, triangle bandages, alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, new-flip flops, generic sunglasses, reading glasses, and dental clinic supplies.
Vessels of Mercy does not routinely accept medical equipment. However, we do have specific needs for the following new or lightly used equipment: otoscopes, ophthalmoscopes, portable digital BP/pulse machines, mobile vision screening equipment, and dental extraction instruments.
We do not accept the donation of equipment that is not in good working order.
We have on-going needs for the following: Antibiotics, antibiotic ointments, extra-strength (500 mg) and regular strength (325 mg) Tylenol, Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) 200 mg, children’s chewable Tylenol, Robitussin cough medicine, Mucinex, Kwell lice shampoo, anti-inflammatory ointments (Hydrocortisone), anti-fungal creams, antacids (Tums, Pepcid, Zantac), Multivitamins (adult, children’s, and pre-natal), Benadryl (adult and children’s chewable), saline/artificial tears eye drops, allergy eye drops, anti-wax ear drop kits, cough drops, stool softeners, and prescription ear and eye drops.
We do not accept the donation of expired or unlabeled medication or narcotic/controlled substances.
If you have a desire to serve the medical needs through this work, please consider designating financial support to our medical outreach.