HWB is a small, grassroots nonprofit that relies on community support and donations to help us achieve our goals and to support community herbalism and holistic wellness disaster relief in communities. Providing funding is a direct way to support HWB projects, but we also welcome donations of herbal first aid supplies, extracts, dried herbs, and more to help us get down to the ground green medicine to the people.
Support Herbal Aid!
Donations help ship boxes, buy supplies we cannot get donated, and provide microgrant funds to groups in high needs communities or responding to a local disaster where they need supplies quickly, etc. THANK YOU!
Please ship HWB donations to:
OUR SHIPPING ADDRESS IS TEMPORARILY CHANGED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS. PLEASE EMAIL OFFICEHWB@GMAIL.COM FOR OUR PANDEMIC DIRECT SHIPPING ADDRESS.
Products follow laws and good manufacturing procedures in labeling, please. Products should be marked/labeled clearly and neatly with botanical name, common name, date, part used, source (ie: my yard or xxxx company), fresh or dried, lot number if applicable, menstruum type & % (brandy, vodka, grain alcohol, glycerine, etc. + % menstruum), and ratio (1:2, 1:5).
Please know that if any herbs, salves, or extracts come in that are not able to be identified clearly or are questionable - we may not be able to use them. THANK YOU for taking the time to do this prep so that your valuable donations can be used immediately.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
We are unable to accept opened/half used tinctures/extracts, capsules or bottled supplements, as we have no way to ensure sanitation or check for contamination. We do accept properly labeled stock tincture bottles from herbal apothecaries, formularies, & schools. Thank you for understanding that those we serve deserve the best!
Dried Herbs: We accept all properly stored and labeled dried herbs. Our high need herbs (those always on wish lists) include:
Echinacea (root leaf and flower)
Marshmallow Root, Leaf
Oat Tops, Oat Straw
Oregon Grape Root
FIRST AID & OTHER GENERAL SUPPLIES
We are accepting hand sanitizers, masks, gloves, and other PPE protection for volunteers and community distribution.
We also welcome herbal bug balms and bug spray, sunscreen, soap, and other items that are good in unhoused self care kits.
We keep basic first aid kits and medic supplies to support communities responding to local disasters. We welcome electrolytes, bandages, liniments, charcoal, Nalgene bottles, individual pack aspirin, etc.
Due to covid many groups are distributing wellness kits and self care kits to communities in large numbers, meaning we need donated supplies more than ever. Thank you!
Salve, balms, & rubs are in high demand and are always on the needs list. General types or specific blends for sore muscles, bruises and bumps, scratches, anti fungal, are all great. Unhoused folks often have cracked hands and feet so healing and protecting is good as well. Also, baby bootie balms are welcome for families with kids.
1/2 ounce and 1 ounce tins or jars are a great size, or tubes work well. We will accept all sizes.
Tinctures (alcohol & glycerites welcome);
1-2 oz small individually bottled and labeled tinctures are most needed. We accept unopened 1, 2, 4 oz tinctures with proper labels. We also accept properly labeled and stored stock bottles for clinics from stores, herbal schools, formulating/compounding businesses.
Mushrooms - singles or general mushroom
Skullcap (lateriflora and baical)
Formulas:all blends are welcome:
High needs include:
Vinegars, Tonics, Syrups:
Cough Drops, Jellies, Medicinal Candies
SUPPLEMENTS (NOT EXPIRED, NOT OPENED)
We are always In need of new jars, tins, dropper bottles, stock bottles, kraft tea bags, wax lined coffee bags, muslin baggies, lip balm tubes and tins. Any size can help.
We also are always in need of Childrens herbal products. Booty balm, kids elderberry syrup, immune support, sunscreen, herbal bug sprays, multivitamins, gummy vitamins, single vitamins (Vit C or D, for example). New products only, please.
Often right after a disaster, people are scrambling to get supplies and volunteers coordinated, trying to find out what they need and when. When random items are shipped en masse, not only do relief workers have to intake, sort, verify safe/labels and organize - they also need to figure out what they have so they can make or assemble kits of what they need - all while they are scrambling to respond and get to the people that need them most. Once it dies down, they often have a LOT of leftovers and no time or funds to ship them to someone else - not to mention storage of all of the extras was not likely optimal (dry, climate controlled) during the response. Also, often by the time donations are collected, packed, and shipped from donors, the response is winding down. We want to be ready in advance, so we can mobilize support to local chapters and members quickly. We also have many Chapters hosting frequent free clinics and getting donation into one central place where we can work to fairly divide to reach the most people and clinics is also great! We can also ship to clinics monthly or on a regular schedule so they don't have to manage a lot of inventory and we can adapt and send what is needed seasonally.
So, at HWB we work to intake supplies here. We inventory, sort, and store in climate controlled location. We prep most needed items here, we can ship immediately as soon as there is a disaster or a clinic need. We also ship what is needed, and extras are kept for the next disaster or free clinic or need. This saves time, reduces waste, and helps the organizers focus on the people they serve in their communities. In addition to shipping for disasters we also support and empower local people to continue working in their own local communities long after aid organizations have gone and we ship weekly to many community clinics, projects, and chapters around the US.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF HWB.
HWB is a 501c3 NGO nonprofit. Our nonprofit is a global member network of of herbalists, medicinal plant growers, herbal educators, alternative holistic modality practitioners and others dedicated to herbal health access for all, medicinal plant conservation, health justice and more.
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