Accommodation

Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort

Project #1

The Siloam Children’s Hospice serves newborns and children up to age 13 who are chronically ill. These children, who require a lot of care, have their psychological, physical, and other medical needs addressed. Siloam aims to help the children feel at home without being reminded of their illness. It is working to expand its ability to continuously meet the complex needs of these children.

Needs

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles and Any Other Educational Books and Games

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, and Pillows

Health/Personal Grooming:
Sanitary Napkins and Tampons

Project #2

This Fundashon Amigunan di Cristo afterschool project serves over 100 children in the Fuik area in a caring, home-like atmosphere. Here, the children can be helped with their homework, and there is room for activities. In addition, the project also serves the mothers of the children by providing educational support to help break the cycle of poverty, unemployment, and teenage pregnancies.

Needs

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

Art Supplies:
Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Dominoes, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Guiros, Harmonicas/kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, Xylophones, and any other Musical Instruments

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Uses Children’s Clothing and Shoes and New Children’s Underwear

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, and Linen Sets

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Plastic Gloves, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Washing Powder

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks and Gage Wire, Fabric Scissors, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Scissors, Sewing Patterns, Tape Measures, Thread, Wool, and Zippers

Project #3

The children’s soccer clubs of Curacao serve over 200 of children from ages 5 through 16. These clubs not only provide the enriching, after-school activity for the children, who might otherwise not have access to the sport, but also provide excellent mentoring from the coaches who work with the children.

Needs

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Children’s Soccer Socks and Shoes, Needles and Inflation Pumps, Soccer Balls, Soccer Training Cones, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 26, 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.