Casitas Tenorio has been involved in volunteering at and seeking supplies for a local primary school and English language school. The project benefits local school children and their families.
English is very important in our area and for the future of our community. There are limited resources here and any stationary and learning supplies will be greatly appreciated by all.
The school also has a dining area and a garden and the children enjoy sports so any additional supplies would be great. You can even come and visit the schools during your stay if you’d like too. Please help! It’s a great way to give back to our local community. The area is rural and poverty is high.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) *Dictionaries and *Encyclopedias
(English and Spanish) *Alphabet, *Math, and *Word
(English) *Human Body, *Language, *Math, *Science, and *World Maps
(Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, and Language/Grammar
Hesperian Health Guides:
(Spanish) Where There Is No Doctor, Where There Is No Dentist, and Community Guide to Environmental Health
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, and Wire Cutters
*Educational Software, *English Activities, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, and Triangles
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel
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.