Escuela de Monterrey serves 30 children from preschool to junior high.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Pens
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints
(Spanish) Human Body, Math, and Science
(Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books
(Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Audio Equipment, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, and Printer Cartridges
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puppet Dolls, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, Trucks, and Wood Puzzles
Castanets, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, and Recorders
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls
We support many Animal Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinics in the area with supplies and donations. Both domestic and wild animal rescues use many of the same items so the list below will be donated to which of the rescues need what. Thank you!
Scissors, Small Scissors, and Tweezers
Used Sheets and Towels (for use in clinics for recovery)
The Maleku tribe is the only indigenous Indian tribe in the area around La Fortuna by San Rafael de Guatuso (30 minutes outside of La Fortuna). The Maleku do tours to show people their way of living and rely heavily on living off the land to feed themselves. To provide money for the family, many Malekus have learned how to do beautiful artwork that is sold on the reserve, to shops in La Fortuna and at a Rancho off Highway 4 on the way to Rio Celeste. All of the artwork has the names of the animals, for example, in the Maleku language to help keep the language alive. The tours showcase the traditional huts, ways of living, traditions of the Maleku as well.
At this time there are about 1,500 Malekus in this area and donations of items or doing a tour with them are very much appreciated. We are happy to help you to visit these amazing people as English is not understood on the reservation.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, and Puzzles
Inflation Pumps, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, New Underwear, and Shoes in All Sizes
Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Sanitary Napkins, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects: Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fabric Scissors, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes
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.