SOS ships sea-going cargo containers filled with medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics around the world. A typical 40 foot container holds 6 – 8 tons of supplies and equipment conservatively valued at $150,000-$350,000. The donation requested for a full, 40-ft seagoing container is $9,500 and a 20-ft container donation request is $5,000. A container for pallets of supplies only (no equipment) has a requested donation of $7,500. The initiating organization is responsible for arranging shipment and paying.