One of the greatest needs at the Mission Guatemala Clinic is over-the-counter medicines, which are either too expensive or difficult to obtain in Guatemala. The clinic needs: acetaminophen, adult multi-vitamins, child multi-vitamins, ibuprofen, child acetaminophen, acetaminophen drops, loratadine (generic allergy medicine), calcium carbonate, bismuth subsalicylate tablets, pregnancy tests, snack-size zip lock bags, generic eye drops for dry eyes, gently used dish towels, phenylephrine (generic decongestant), hydrocortisone cream and triple antibiotic cream.

All dates on medicines need to be current and not expired. Also attach a dollar to each item to help defray the cost of shipping.

During the month of February and before March 5, churches may send or deliver these medicines and supplies (with dollars attached for shipping) to Calvary United Methodist Church, 575 W. Northfield Street, Brownsburg, IN 46112; phone 317-852-2541. Calvary UMC volunteers will sort and pack the items for shipping to Guatemala.

For more information and updates about Mission Guatemala, visit Indiana United Methodist churches can send donations for Mission Guatemala through the Indiana Conference with their monthly tithe. Make a separate check payable to the Indiana Conference with the memo “Mission Guatemala.” Mission Guatemala is an Advance Special of the Indiana Conference.