Fund a Container
You can sponsor your own container of humanitarian aid to Syria.
Help alleviate the suffering in Syria.
MFA's unique Fund A Container program enables supporters to send a container of life-saving aid to those in need in Syria — and track its progress on our website. For just $6,500 you can send a container filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars of food, clothing, medicines, medical supplies, and medical equipment.
Since October 2016, MFA has helped send relief containers worth millions of dollars.
How It Works
MFA has been able to do this vital work thanks to supporters like you.
MFA works with its network of organizations, including Syrian NGOS, to collect donations and relief supplies.
MFA facilitates domestic and international shipping for timely and secure delivery of aid to Syria.
Syrian NGOs distribute the relief supplies to those in need
Partnering with Syrian NGOs to deliver the right aid to the right place.
MFA and its partners get the right aid to the right place. MFA works closely with its trusted NGO partners on the ground in Syria to identify the precise relief needed.
MFA and its partner organizations then determine how to best fill the need. We coordinate the shipping to ensure the relief arrives intact to its intended recipients.
Harnessing MFA's network to collect relief supplies.
MFA and its partners have developed a broad network of organizations that donate the relief supplies that fill each container. The network includes Christians, Jews, Muslims and organizations that range from long-established relief organizations to local volunteer groups with access to needed supplies.
The supplies include food, clothing, medicines, medical supplies and equipment – and we’ve even shipped four ambulances.
MFA is continually seeking to expand its network of donors who furnish these vital items to ensure a steady and increasing flow of supplies.
Tracking your container each step of the way.
From identifying the relief supplies, to packing boxes, arranging ocean freight, and delivering to places of need, the logistics of sending humanitarian aid to Syria is a complex process.
For just $6,500, you can help MFA and its partners pay for the shipment of a container of relief supplies to Syria.
Your container will have a tremendous impact. MFA's containers of relief have had an average value from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in food, clothing, medicines, medical supplies, and medical equipment – far beyond your donation of $6,500 to help cover shipping expenses.
(1) Medical supplies loaded into container at New York warehouse. (2) Container arrives to the Syrian border. (3) Syrian NGOs unpack container and distribute. (4) Medical supplies used in mobile health clinics.
This is where your support comes in!
Your support enables MFA to continue its vital work.
YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN BE A DIRECT PART OF THIS EFFORT BY FUNDING THE SHIPMENT OF YOUR OWN CONTAINER FOR $6,500.
We will walk you through the simple process step-by-step. Then, you can watch the progress of your container on the Tracking page as it travels from point of origin to delivery to Syria.
Questions? Click here to read FAQs.
Note: The actual cost of shipping a particular container can vary, depending on the source and location of the donated supplies, the types of supplies, the points of embarkation and destination of the shipment, the cost of inland shipping, the ocean freight expenses, repacking fees, warehousing and drayage charges, customs, duties, administrative fees paid to third parties, the operating expense of MFA’s humanitarian relief efforts and a variety of additional factors. If, due to the variability of these costs and expenses, the per container charge is revised, MFA will notify you prior to accepting payment. The per container charge will not be modified once your payment has been accepted. If the funds received exceed actual shipping costs, excess funds will be used solely to fund the operational expenses of MFA’s humanitarian relief efforts.