Brad, Thanks for starting this thread. With the approx. 20 suits that you gathered for me last time, it was an awesome thing. I really appreciate any suits that you guys can donate. To see the pastors crossing the "bush" to get to our classes, wearing suits, while walking miles and miles (some up to 30 miles) is surreal.
When I went in June of 2016, I challenged men to donate used suits, and women to donate feminine products. The amount I gathered surpassed what I thought was possible. As a team, we each get to take two suitcases each, so space is somewhat limited. So id like to stick with suits, but would also be willing to accept mens button down dress shirts that go with suits, or even slacks, as they can wear that even without the suit jacket. But I think that I wouldn't have the space for ordinary clothes. I will take as many as I can get, as I disperse them among other team members that have not used there full 50 lbs per suitcase.
Please keep in mind that this is a third world area, so a couple things to keep in mind.
1. The Kenyans are not per say large people. they are rather thin compared to the US, so sizes that are say XXL really are not useful. they are tall and short, so height wise, I need a variety, just don't need wider sizes.
2. The people that I work with over there are very grateful people. So if you have a suit that might have a stain, or slight damage, they would be happy with that, they are not picky.
3. Colors and such really don't matter. I have taken green, blue, black, purple, tan, and it was all liked
Lastly, I sincerely appreciate it all, and if you would like to help but don't have a suit and would like to make a small donation for me to buy items at goodwill or other supplies, just send me a pm and ill be happy to tell you ways that a donation would greatly be appreciated. When I went last time, I raised enough to pay the way for another person to go, which changed many lives. I'm purposely trying to avoid saying the "religious" parts of the trips as we know that religion is not permitted on the site. But last time I did have donations come in from non-religious people, and when I told them that I was surprised with their beliefs that thy donated, the response I received was awesome, they said "just because I'm not religious doesn't mean I don't believe in helping people do good" and that was one of the most appreciated donations I received