..Donating your EXTRA Equip => Computer Literacy in Africa
Cecil WASHINGTON (crw@LOOP.COM)
Fri, 1 Dec 1995 19:43:46 -0800
W H E R E T O S E N D C O N T R I B U T I O N S :
It is preferable, for the sake of expediency, that equipment be sent
directly to VOLU at the address below in Ghana. However, if this would be
too difficult to do, donations can be sent to the office of Operation
Crossroads Africa in New York, the US Sponsor, to be taken to the VOLU
office in Accra by Crossroads volunteers going to Ghana to work.
Voluntary Workcamps Association
of Ghana (VOLU, an NGO)
PO Box 1540
Telex: 3033 VOLU
IMPORTANT: So that VOLU will not have to pay customs duty on donated
equipment sent to Ghana for this project, please draw up a simple letter
entitled "Gift Certificate," itemizing and declaring all items being sent as
a "gift" to VOLU.
Please send or fax ahead a copy to Francis DONKOR; and attach a copy for
Ghana customs to the shipping directions/instructions on the parcel.
Request in the shipping instructions that VOLU be phoned at the above number
as soon as the parcel arrives in Ghana.
H O M E P I C K U P
Services that will pick up your parcel at your home or office and deliver it
to the door of the VOLU office in Accra, GHANA, include:
UPS 800-782-7892 800-742-5877
Federal Express 800-643-0225 800-238-5355
A I R C A R G O
Ghana Airways Cargo: 800-588-1101 718-656-2070 718-656-3660
Charges for air cargo via Ghana Airways (departing JFK Int'l, NY):
$2.05 per pound or $4.50 per kilo
Plus incidental fees (phone first at above numbers)
Parcels can be sent by UPS to Ghana Airways:
Cargo Blding #78
Jamaica, NY 11430
Or, contact a local "freight forwarder" in your Yellow Pages who will
handle the entire shipment to VOLU in Ghana
T H E A L T E R N A T I V E : In the event of difficulty, please send
equipment and/or donations to the US sponsor in New York:
Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc.
A Private/Non-Profit Organization
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115-0050
Crossroads volunteers who periodically go to Ghana to work will take the
equipment and donations with them to VOLU in Ghana.
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