Sunsation Tours started their literacy project Tools for Schools after Hurricane Ivan in 2004. In particular, school libraries, never lavishly stocked, had been stripped clean. There is a woeful lack of colourful, fun, motivating books for children from ages 5 through 12 years old.
Please bring an inviting book or two whether new or used, just in good condition. Books can be left at any hotel you are staying at. Just contact Sunsation Tours at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our representatives will collect them.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Glue Sticks, and Markers
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books (ages 5 through 12)
Watercolor Paints and Brushes
(English) Math and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
Printers and Solar-Powered Working Laptops
Scrabble and Puzzles
Cricket Equipment, Inflation Pumps, and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
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.