What to Pack

Pack lightly— you’ll only be gone a week! Airlines allow for two carry on’s: one to fit under your the seat in front of you, the other goes in the above storage bin. We advise that you pack/carry on board everything you will need for 3 days. There are occasions where your checked luggage arrives 1-2 days later. You are also allotted one regular piece of checked luggage, not to exceed 50 lbs. We ask that you designate 80% of your checked luggage for donations. You will be given MdL luggage tags. Please add your name to them and use them for all of your luggage; carry on and checked. Please check your specific airline for the most up to date luggage and carry on specifications.
In General:
Passport
– Money for souvenirs/snacks/airport meals (exchanged in
Honduras with assistance from trip director)
– Journal
– Devotional Resource/Bible (for religious groups)
– Insect Repellent, Sunscreen
– Sunglasses/Visor/Cap
– Travel Size Hand Sanitizer
Shower shoes if desired
– Flashlight
– Water Bottle (Cold filtered water available 24/7)
– Personal Care Items (Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner,
Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, etc)
– Hand Towel/Washcloth (Bath Towel & Bedding provided)
– Close Toed Shoes for work (tennis shoes are fine)

– Sandals, flip flops or other comfortable shoes in addition to work shoes
– Work Clothes (Scrubs, tshirt, longer shorts, sweats…)
– Light Work Gloves
– Casual Clothes (Knee length shorts, capris, pants, skirts,
sandals, flip flops, tshirts, sleeveless shirts…)
Please dress modestly. Anything less may cause cross-cultural problems. Your trip leader may ask that you change into more modest clothing in necessary.
– Light Jacket or Sweatshirt for occasional cooler evenings
– Medications
– Swimsuit if suggested by trip director, for activities with the children
– Packaged Snack Foods for morning & afternoon work breaks, evenings
(microwave, refrigerator, toaster available in dining hall)
– Camera (please allow trip director to take most photos
while interacting with the children. You are welcome to take photos of team members, our work projects the views and on site-seeing days)
– Donations collected (as suggested by trip director)