Accommodation

Singing Sands Inn

Project #1

Placencia Medical Center serves 2,500 patients.

Needs

General Medical:
Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Giving Sets, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, Needles, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Respiratory Masks, Scissors, Small Scissors, Spacers for Asthmatic Patients, Splints, Thermometers (Digital), Tongue Depressors, Tweezers, Urinary Catheter, and Urine
Dipsticks

Syringes:
5 ml Syringes, 10 ml Syringes, and 50 ml Syringes

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

Medications:
Albuterol Inhalers, Alcohol Gel, Antibacterial Ointment, Antibiotics, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Asprin (Low-Dose), Burn Cream, Cefalexin, Cefuroxime (any Cephalosporin), Co-Amoxiclav (Augmentin), Cough Treatments, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Flucloxacillin, Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen, Magnesium Sulfate Paste, Metronidazole (Flagyl), Paracetamol, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), Vitamins, and Zinc Tablets (No expired medications)

Project #2

Placencia Humane Society furnishes basic pet care items that all Humane Societies need on a regular basis. The mission statement of the Placencia Humane Society is “Helping People Help Animals”.

Needs

General Medical:
Gauze

Animal Food:
Cat Food, Cat Snacks, Dog Food, and Dog Snacks

Animal Supplies:
Blankets, Cat Carriers, Cat Crates, Chew Toys, Collars, Dog Carriers (All
Sizes), Dog Crates (All Sizes), Dog Gates, Feeding Trays, Food and Water Bowls, Harnesses, Leashes, Pet Bedding, Pet Shampoo and Conditioners, Rugs, Small Plastic Swimming Pools, and Water Bottles

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 4, 2015

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.