Placencia Medical Center serves 2,500 patients.
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
5 ml Syringes, 10 ml Syringes, and 50 ml Syringes
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent), and Pregnancy Testing Kits
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)
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”.
Cat Food, Cat Snacks, Dog Food, and Dog Snacks
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
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.