Medicines or Hospital Supplies to donate?  Goods should be sourced from within New Zealand only.

We welcome your donated goods.  We stock almost every medical item you can imagine – from unwanted medicines, or a tiny scalpel blade, up to a hospital bed.

EXPIRED GOODS: Please don’t send us goods that are out-of-date, as MAA follows the WHO guidelines, that require donated goods to be in date when received.  Ideally we would prefer donated goods to have a minimum about 6 months future dating.  This allows time for freighting overseas.

But if you want to donate something and you are not sure, send it anyway.  Our team of medical professionals will always check your donation for suitability.  If you have any questions email us, using: [email protected].

In summary – please do not send us:

MOON-BOOTS: Currently (as at April 2021) MAA has more Moon-Boots in stock than it can handle. Recently the demand has dropped a lot, probably due to Covid-19 affecting freighting options.  So, for the moment, please do not offer us any more boots. However, we can use the small childrens’ sizes plus other mobility goods (wrist braces, crutches, walkers, sticks etc).    Thank you.

Please do not send these to MAA:-

  • Expired goods. Ideally we would like at least about 6 months future dating.
  • Controlled Drugs (addictive drugs, often prescribed for pain).   NOTE: MAA does not store or distribute any Controlled Drugs.
  • Refrigerated goods (vaccines, insulin etc).  We have no cold-chain to overseas.
  • Partly used goods: For example, partly used pots of creams, or bottles of tablets or liquid medicine.
  • Chemicals and reagents. We are never asked for these and they create storage problems.

Delivery: If you are a pharmacy or medical facility within the Auckland area, contact PWR, (09 968 6750), who will probably be willing to move your stock to our rooms.

Nationwide, ProPharma, (09 915 9500), are often able to help us by moving goods to the MAA store.   MAA wishes to acknowledge and thank PWR and ProPharma for the help they give us with stock movements around New Zealand.

Delivery Address: Goods can be delivered directly to our rooms at Greenlane Clinical Centre –  on Wednesday mornings only – from 9:30am until about 1pm.   Please call Kim on mobile 021 878270, or email us for the delivery address, using [email protected].

If you have goods to donate but cannot visit our store-rooms, or you cannot use the two wholesalers listed above, then perhaps you might leave your goods or courier them, to the Greenlane Clinical Centre Pharmacy,  Building 4, 214 Greenlane Road West, Epsom, Auckland, 1051.  The pharmacy is open Monday to Friday.  MAA wishes to thank the pharmacy manager Fiona, for providing this collection point.

Supplies for donation overseas

Our stocks of both Hospital Supplies and Medicines vary constantly.  If you want to know what we have available, please email us using  [email protected].

Medicines – please use generic names if possible, and give a suggestion of quantities needed and if you will have a weight limit, it helps us to know what that is.  Sometimes we do have to ration popular items.  Some goods come in and go out quickly, so if you do not receive your full order, please re-order.

Where have goods from MAA been sent?  This World Map shows where goods from MAA have gone over the last few years.

3.Meds in Tonga
MAA goods arrive in the Village Mission Pharmacy, Tonga

Before your goods will be given to you, we require that you complete an End-User Contact Details form.  This is to ensure drugs are being used by a qualified professional through a genuine medical facility.  See below for an example of this form.

Freight costs

Unfortunately MAA is unable to pay for freight. This always remains the responsibility of the requesting agency or their sponsoring body.  If this is a problem for you, do call or text our Store Manager, Kim – 021 878 270.  

Forms to be completed.

All organisations or their sponsors within New Zealand, will be asked to complete an End-User Contact Details form before the goods leave our control.

The Receipt of Goods Declaration.  The information that we get from this form helps us to know if the goods arrived where we they were needed, which methods of freight work the best and how useful are the goods that have gone from our store.