We have a “store” at Holt’s House where the boys we are working with can earn points by attending school, coming to our meetings, or memorizing Bible verses to trade in for items they need or want.  Currently, the store offers them the opportunity to “purchase” clothes, shoes, toiletries, small household items such as flashlights, toys, and sports equipment. Below is a list of items we would love to have donated to help with this area of our ministry. If you have any ideas for something you’d like to donate that isn’t on the list, please contact us! We’re always looking for new ideas.

We are also asking for donations for the general use of the facility such as the items in the right column. Many of these items are hard to find, expensive, or lower quality when purchased in the DR.

We do not have any mail service in the Dominican Republic to have items shipped, but we have several teams coming throughout the year who can bring these items to us. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to get in contact with a local team who can bring the items for you.

School Supplies

  • New or gently used backpacks appropriately sized for middle/high school boys
  • Composition style notebooks
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencils
  • Manual pencil sharpeners with a top to collect shavings
  • Large pink erasers
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Pencil cases
  • Basic calculators

"Store" Supplies

  • Gently used or new dri-fit t-shirts or athletic shorts – Boys large through adult medium only
  • Gently used or new athletic shoes – mens 5-10 only
  • New or gently used socks – boys and adult sizes
  • New boxers – boys medium – mens medium
  • Deflated new outdoor basketballs
  • Baseball gloves and batting gloves
  • Baseballs
  • Handheld ball pumps
  • Gently used or new drawstring backpacks
  • Inexpensive LED flashlights (with batteries if they are not included)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Bar soap
  • Shoe polish (white, brown, black – wax tin)
  • Inexpensive twin size air mattresses with a non-electric pump
  • Plastic kites
  • Earbuds
  • Rubber bouncy balls

Facility Needs

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Peanut butter
  • Expo dry erase markers
  • Printer ink cartridges – HP 664 (color/black)
  • Clorox style wipes
  • Lysol spray
  • Bath towels
  • Washcloths

If you have donations for girls, you can message Zoie Ministries on Instagram (@zoielifeministryrd) for more information. . We also currently have an excess of baseball uniforms, bats, balls, helmets, and other gear, so we are asking that those are not donated right now.