Kingsway Charities (KC)

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1119 Commonwealth Avenue

Bristol, VA 24201

www.kingswaycharities.org

Telephone: 800-321-9234 

Fax: 276-466-0955 

Email: info@kingswaycharities.org

This Christian group distributes pharmaceuticals, other medicines, and medical supplies donated by U.S. sources to medical missionaries serving in developing countries and thus helps enhance their evangelistic ministries. Normally they do not deal with major medical equipment. The processing fee is $25 per trip request (plus shipping and handling). KC has received and distributed over three billion dollars worth of products since 1995. They have a 141,000 square feet facility and an online catalogue of available goods. In 2015 they received over $205 million in donations. They supplied 720 mission teams going to 65 countries and served over 326,000 individuals. Four weeks notice is desirable when ordering goods. They also have a program whereby doctors can purchase long-dated medicines for their medical mission trips overseas use. See the KC website for details. People also come to personally pick up goods.

Sometimes people going on mission trips to certain developing countries have problems getting medicines and related goods they brought into them. The “Our Charities” section of the Kingsway Charities website has a descriptive list of 25 countries where that has been a problem in 2014 or 2015 (mostly at customs). It might be practical to look at this list if you are going on a mission trip to one of those places.