Tour Company

Panama Trails

Project

Rescuing Our Children serves children in extreme poverty who live in a high crime neighborhood where most parents do not have a job to bring money into the house. Many children only have one meal a day.

Often at an early age, these children become part of gangs. Some of the children have been abused and mistreated. Our hope is that this room will become a place where these children can receive a daily meal and also receive emotional guidance and support.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English and Spanish) Alphabet

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

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves

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

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 25, 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.