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My Costa Rica

Project

SOS Children’s Villages in Costa Rica is an non-governmental organization that gives a home to children who do not have parents who can care for them. The idea is that the children grow up in a family so they can experience love, learn about respect and feel safe. There are families created for the children so each of them has a mother and brothers and sisters.

Here they get the support they need to grow and to get confident to build their own future. They can stay in their families as long as they need in order to learn to be independent and self-sufficient enough to live their own lives.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags

Art Supplies:
Acrylic paint and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Digital Courses/Classes in Spanish, English Learning Software, and Flash Drives/Memory Sticks

Text/Reading Books:
(Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Boxing Gloves (age 12), Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Swim Caps, Swim Goggles, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, Toolbox, Volleyball Nets, and Volleyballs

Clothing/Shoes:
Ballet Tutus (ages 4 to 10), New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes (ages 2 to 8), New Underwear, and Overalls for Painting

Linens:
Bed Linens and Linen Sets

Kitchen:
Aprons, Can-Opener, Chef Hats, Chopping Boards, Cutlery Sets, Kitchen Supplies, Kitchen Towels, and Professional Knife Set

Health/Personal Grooming:

Manicure Set and Professional Set of Hair Brushes

Music Instruments:

Violins (ages 8 to 12) and Drums

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 30, 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.