Mara West

Project #1

Olosinoon Primary School serves 500 children from the ages of 5 through 16 years old.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Math

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Sanitary Napkins

Project #2

Africa Mission Services Community Health Clinic serves between 250 and 350 people every month.


General Medical:
Ace Bandages, Alochol Wipes, Antibacterial Soap, Band-Aids, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, Cold Tabs, Medical Kits, Sanitary Napkins, Splints, Thermometers (Digital), Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Specialist Equipment:
Otoscope, Slit-Lamp, and Stethoscope

Surgical Gloves

Silk 2/0 (or any non-absorbable equivalent for skin, such as Ethilon)

Testing Kits:
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent) and Pregnancy Testing Kits

Acetaminophen, Alcohol Gel, Antibiotics, Antifungal Cream, Aspirin, Burn Cream, Cough Treatments, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, Paracetamol Tabs, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), and Vitamins

Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Cloth Diapers and Clips, and Newborn Clothes (Very Useful)

Bed Linens, Pillows, and Towels

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 27, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.