Desert Harvest started in 1993 to help a family member with her chronic bladder pain condition. Our mission has been to educate about the scientifically studied benefits of Super-Strength Aloe Vera to help relieve the symptoms associated with Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome.
We work with organizations and healthcare professionals to help educate and advocate for all those with IC/BPS worldwide. Desert Harvest works with the following non-profit organizations that align with our mission. Proceeds from your purchase of Desert Harvest products help support the important work of these organizations.
Dear Desert Harvest -
Thank you for the many sample packets of Aloe Vera Gele, Releveum, and bottles of Aloe Vera Capsules that you donated to our mission. From my experience, your pain-relieving and healing aloe gels are the best on the market for severe vaginal atrophy, irritation, burning, and pain! As I have discovered in my practice over the past many years, Desert Harvest products are not only amazing for the vagina, but your Aloe Vera capsules are my go-to “over the counter tool” for bladder lining healing! I have found that when a Painful Bladder Syndrome patient is doing well, they tend to want to switch to a cheaper substitute product. It always fails! They always return to Desert Harvest products! That is why I requested samples from you. Very glad I did because the most amazing surprise in Africa was needed to help so many boys and men with bladder pain issues! I suspect there will be even a greater need for the aloe gels and capsules when I return to Africa to focus on treating victims of Female Genital Mutilation. These women suffer greatly from vaginal pain and most likely bladder issues. Thanks again for your generosity in serving the African people!
- Elizabeth Makous MSPT CLT PRPC CES
The Pelvic Whisperer
Since 1993, Desert Harvest has supported and partnered with the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA). The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) advocates for interstitial cystitis (IC) research dedicated to the discovery of a cure and better treatments, raises awareness and serves as a central hub for healthcare providers, researchers, and millions of patients who suffer from constant urinary urgency and frequency and extreme bladder pain called IC. The ICA was established in 1984 to put a face on all those affected by IC and remains today as the only non-profit health association solely dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with IC. To fulfill its mission, the ICA pursues three core functions: advocacy, research, and education. https://www.ichelp.org
The Foundation for International Urogynecological Assistance (FIUGA) is a non-profit charitable and academic organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of women with pelvic floor problems. With projects in both Ghana and Nepal, FIUGA supports educational programs for urogynecological professionals, helps educate the general public and patients about pelvic floor health, funds research for the treatment of pelvic floor conditions, and provides scholarships to advance research and practice. https://fiuga.org/
Discounts and Compassionate Assistance Program (CAP)
Desert Harvest believes that regardless of your financial situation, you should have access to effective, all-natural health & wellness solutions. We offer a number of discounts and assistance programs in addition to our monthly and yearly sales/promotions.
Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, or Teacher
If you are a member of the Military (or a veteran), Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, or a Teacher, you are eligible for an on-going 10% off discount. Send us a copy of your identification, credentials, or proof of employment via fax (919) 245-1857, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to:
PO Box 86
Ellsworth, Maine 04605
If you qualify for and are receiving Medicare, Medicaid, or SSI assistance, you automatically qualify for an on-going 10% off discount. Send us a copy of your eligibility card via fax (919) 245-1857, email email@example.com, or mail to:
PO Box 86
Ellsworth, Maine 04605
Canadian customers, please call 1-800-277-9914 or 919-245-1853 to request a letter confirming/verifying disability which will replace the U.S. Medicare card. This can be faxed, emailed, or mailed per the above.
Compassionate Assistance Program (CAP)
You may be eligible to receive up to a full year supply of Desert Harvest Super-Strength Freeze-Dried Aloe Vera Capsules or Releveum® All-In-One Skin Repair Cream free of charge, or at a reduced cost, depending on your income (based on Federal poverty-level guidelines). We also offer our Nutritional Supplements at 50% off for those approved for free or reduced product support. For qualifying free and reduced product costs, you will be responsible for all associated shipping costs.
To be eligible for free aloe vera or Reléveum: you must have an annual household income equal to or less than $12,140 for a single person; $16,910 for a family of two; $21,330 for a family of three; $25,750 for a family of four; $30,170 for a family of five; $34,590 for a family of six; $39,010 for a family of seven; and $43,430 for a family of 8.
To be eligible for 50% off Super Strength Aloe Vera or Reléveum you must have an annual household income equal to or less than $24,280 for a single person; $33,820 for a family of two; $42,660 for a family of three; $51,500 for a family of four; $60,340 for a family of five; $69,180 for a family of six; $78,020 for a family of seven; and $86,860 for a family of 8.
To apply for the Desert Harvest Compassionate Assistance Program (CAP), read the following instructions. Please download the CAP application. Complete and sign the application and mail it to the address at the bottom of this page. Include the appropriate income documentation listed below. Incomplete applications will cause a delay in processing, so if you need assistance filling out this application, please contact Desert Harvest at (800) 222-3901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once accepted, you remain enrolled for one year. At the end of that year, you may re-apply. When reapplying, you need to complete all of the forms and provide all of the proof of income. Your doctor’s letter is only required once. It is your responsibility to call to order your bottles every three months.
Instructions for CAP:
The DH CAP is a voluntary program that provides access to Desert Harvest Aloe Vera capsules for qualified patients. Qualifications are determined according to guidelines established by DH CAP and in accordance with federal poverty-level guidelines.
DH CAP and its authorized agents reserve the right at any time and for any reason to request additional information and to suspend, discontinue, or otherwise revise the aid or assistance provided, which may include removing products from the CAP or changing eligibility requirements.
All Applicants must provide the following:
1. Completed application form signed by the applicant.
2. Copies of proof of income for the applicant, applicant’s spouse, dependent persons, or other persons in the household. You must submit copies of all of the following documents for all members of the household:
> Federal Income Tax Form with supporting W2 Tax Statements (1040, 1040-A, or 1040-EZ, 1040-X, 1722, 8453, 8879, 1099-INT, IRS Telefile Worksheet). If you don’t have a copy of your prior year’s tax return, please call the IRS at 800-829-1040 or mail a completed IRS Form 4506-T to the IRS.
> Statements of interest, dividends, or other income (1099-INT, 1099, 1099-T, 1099-DIV). Social Security, Pension, or Railroad Retirement Statements (SSA-1099, 4506-T). If the applicant did not file a federal income tax return for the prior year, he/she must complete an IRS Form 4506-T and check Box 7 to request verification of non-filing. Please mail this form to the IRS immediately and send the answer from the IRS to Desert Harvest with this application. This form will be used to verify that you, in fact, did not earn enough income required to file taxes for the prior calendar year.
3. A letter or form from a licensed healthcare practitioner stating the medical diagnosis for which you will be using the Aloe Capsules or the Releveum® Skin Repair Cream. You only need to get this letter once. It is not required when reapplying.
Return completed application with accompanying documentation to:
PO Box 86
Ellsworth, Maine 04605
For answers to questions regarding our Compassionate Assistance Program, call (800) 222-3901 or email email@example.com