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Lion Sands Game Reserve

South Africa

Accommodation

Lion Sands Game Reserve

If you live in the USA, and would like to bring soccer supplies for the project on this page contact Soccer.com at this link. Soccer.com in partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Pack for a Purpose will send the first 150 people who complete the form with the necessary information 4 free deflated Passback soccer balls with needles to "Pack for a Purpose" on your trip. (Limit one request per address.)

Project #1

Henna Pre-school serves 114 children from ages 2 through 5 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Language, Math, and World Maps

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

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Canon SX10, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and USB Cables

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children's Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Disposable Diapers

Project #2

Hundzukani Primary School serves over 580 children from ages 5 through 13 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, and Math

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Kyocera KM 1635, Canon MP190, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and USB Cables

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

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

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children's Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Project #3

New Beginnings Day Care/Nursery serves 25 children from infancy to 2 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Crayons, and Glue Sticks

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

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys and Rattles

Clothing/Shoes:
Baby Sling/Carrier, Bibs, Newborn Clothes, and New or Gently Used Children's Clothing and Shoes

Linens:
Bath Towels, Baby Blankets, Crib Pads for Side of Crib, Floor Mats for Toddlers, Hooded Baby Towels, Play Mats, Wash Cloths, and Waterproof Mattress Covers

Kitchen:
Bowls, Feeding Spoons, and Sippy Cups

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Combs, Hair Brushes, Vaseline, Baby Baths, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Cotton Wool, Diaper Bags, Diaper Rash Cream, Disposable Diapers, First-Aid Kits, Humidifiers, Infant Formula Milk, Medicine Droppers, Milton Disinfectant Liquid for Washing Baby Bottles, Mosquito Nets, Nasal Aspirator, Pacifiers, Saline Nasal Drops, Teethers/Teething Rings, Teething Gel, Thermometers, Tissues, and Wet Wipes

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Watercolor Paints

All the needs are current as of November 24, 2014
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 bring for 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 bringing candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.