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Become a SCFS Gifter

We all take a trip to the supermarket for granted these days. The technology even exists to have groceries delivered to our door within the hour, wth just a few taps on a phone screen.  But imagine you’re in the middle of the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean and run short! Imagine you don’t have enough time while in port to get off, find a shop, and buy what you vitally need. This is the reality faced by seafarers and is felt even more acutely around birthdays and Christmas time, when presents are at a premium, if appearing at all. I’m sure you can imagine how this might feel. Fortunately, with your help, we are able to help bridge this gap.

How do I (or my church) send them?

Contact your nearest port chaplain / volunteer ship visitor.

Or get in touch with us at  SCFS Head Quarters.

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What can I send

Here’s some examples of essentials:

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste 
  • Soap, shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Men’s and women’s deodorants
  • Cleansers and moisturisers
  • Disposable razors
  • Sanitary products
  • Combs and brushes
  • Lip Balm
  • Underwear
  • Clothes / T shirts

Seafarers also appreciate:

  • Chocolates and sweets
  • Handmade Christmas cards from families or children
  • Teddies and other soft toys to take home for their children
  • Notes or cards of appreciation
  • Bibles and Christian literature in their own language
  • Pens and note pads