The Outlet is a non-profit community development organization for children and adolescents from ages 3 through 18 years old, providing quality after school programs, artistic learning experiences, and multidisciplinary activities at the newly built Outlet Youth Center.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English and Spanish) Alphabet
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English and Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
Plastic Serving Cups
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Clothing Catalogs, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Crochet Hooks, Earring Hooks, Fabric Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, Sewing Patterns, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, Wire Cutters, Wool, and Zippers
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.