|Copyright © 2016
National Capital Chapter - Safari Club International
All Rights Reserved
|Safari Club International
|Safari Care - Humanitarian Blue Bags
|You can make a difference!
|Giving back to communities is a SCI value.
As a chapter member of National Capital please allow the NCC SCI to help you bring joy to a child’s life. If you are
traveling to an impoverished country, going on a church mission trip or vacationing in an impoverished area of the US
and are willing to take an extra piece of luggage, we will gladly fill a NCC SCI Blue Bag with supplies that will help
the local children and residents.
Blue Bags can be filled to accommodate the specific needs of the school, orphanage or clinic. Ask the ages of the
children and what type of supplies (school supplies, over the counter medical supplies, sports equipment, clothing or
other relief supplies) are needed. Our chapter will help with any extra baggage fee if necessary.
SafariCare (Humanitarian Blue Bags) is a volunteer healthcare and humanitarian effort which started in 1996 when
SCI members delivered mosquito nets and other medical supplies to villagers in remote areas of Namibia. This
inaugural step started SafariCare. Internationally, since 2005, participants in this program have reported taking 1,331
Blue Bags overseas. Shipping these bags would cost hundreds of dollars apiece, and filling each bag would cost anywhere
from $150 to $300.
SafariCare Blue Bags can filled by chapters, individual members, church groups or even groups of schoolchildren or
scouts. The contents may include medical, educational, and other relief supplies, or clothing and toys. The Blue Bag is
taken to remote areas of the world by hunters who have planned hunts in these regions. The supplies are delivered
directly to villages, clinics, orphanages and schools, doctors, caretakers and teachers to use with people in need. SCI
and SCIF, like so many organizations, put forth enormous effort each year to help improve the quality of life
throughout the world.
While planning your hunt please ask your PH if there is a farm school, orphanage or clinic in the area of your hunt
that would benefit from a NCC SCI Blue Bag. Blue Bags can be filled to accommodate the specific needs of the school,
orphanage or clinic. Ask the ages of the children and what type of supplies (school supplies, over the counter medical
supplies, sports equipment, clothing or other relief supplies) are needed. Our chapter will help with any extra baggage
fee if necessary.
If you would like to take a NCC SCI Blue Bag on your next hunt please contact Humanitarian Chair, Connie Graham
at 703 777-2902 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Blue Bags filled with school supplies, sports
equipment (soccer balls and jump ropes) and over the
counter medical supplies along with 4 large suitcases of
clothing were sent with members of the Spring Mills,
W.Va. Centerpoint Bible Church to Hazard, Kentucky.
A special thanks to these 2 wonderful helpers.
Thanks to chapter member Lewis Roach and his son
along with their PH's wife a NCC-SCI Humanitarian
Blue Bag was delivered to a boarding school in Otavi,
Namibia. Along with the soccer balls, jump ropes,
assorted school supplies, and over-the-counter medical
supplies the bag included 25 individual packaged
personal care kits. Each kit included hotel/sample size
shampoo, conditioner, soap, hand cream, tooth brushes
and toothpaste in a Zip-lock bag. According to Lew
these were placed on each student's bed prior to their
return to school.
You can help the chapter do the same
with our next Blue Bag by donating new
unopened hotel/sample toiletries at the
chapter Pool Party and BBQ on Saturday
August 20, 2016. These individual
personal care kits will go into the Blue
Bags going to Argentina in December
with the Reigers and Grahams.
The National Capital Chapter Humanitarian Committee recently teamed up with the staff and students of Sycolin
Creek Elementary School in Leesburg, Va. The chapter contributed a Blue Bag filled with individual toiletry kits.
Each kit contained soap, toothpaste, a toothbrush, shampoo and conditioner. The kits were delivered to the
school by Humanitarian Chair, Connie Graham and shipped to hurricane victims by the school.
Thanks to Gracelyn Graham, daughter of chapter member John Graham for helping to pack the individual kits.
|Blue Bags Sent to Hurricane Victims