Seeds of Hope has rescued 35 girls from ages 9 through 17 years old from human trafficking. After tutoring, counseling, and raising funds for uniforms and books, all 35 girls are back in school. The girls attend a clubhouse to learn English, tourism, jewelry-making, and marketing.
Seeds of hope has been awarded custody of ten girls that have just moved into this home and is seeking items to maintain the home and clubhouse. They receive safety, rehabilitation and education to regain self-esteem and an alternative life.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens
(English and Spanish) Language, Science, and World Maps
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, and Learning English from Spanish
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, and New Underwear
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, and Linen Sets
Bowls and Pans
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
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.