Accommodation

Casitas Tenorio

Project

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.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(English) *Dictionaries and *Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English and Spanish) *Alphabet, *Math, and *Word

Wall Charts:
(English) *Human Body, *Language, *Math, *Science, and *World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(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

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Art Supplies:
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

Computer Hardware/Software:
*Educational Software, *English Activities, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, and Triangles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Gardening:
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 24, 2016

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.