We are supporting local schools and the Qatar Red Crescent refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon. Your help benefits over 1,500 individuals, including children and the elderly. Qatar Red Crescent also sponsors families in need inside Qatar. Children are provided with school materials and ensured to receive the education they need to bring their contribution to a better future. Because we are grateful to witness the support of the institutions of the State of Qatar towards education, this enables us also to focus our efforts on the refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon. There, school supplies are very much needed.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers
Watercolor Paints and Brushes
(Arabic) Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias
(Arabic) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(Arabic) Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(Arabic) Age Appropriate Story Books, General Science, and Language/Grammar
Chess Sets, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Under partnership with Qatar Red Crescent, we support local hospitals and refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon. There, medical supplies and are very much needed.
Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’) – Digital, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, Cannulas, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Giving Sets, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, Needles, Oxygen Tubing, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Respiratory Masks, Sanitary Napkins, Spacers for Asthmatic Patients, Splints, Thermometers (Digital), Tongue Depressors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Urinary Catheter
Fetal Doppler, Laryngoscope, Opthalmoscope, Otoscope, Oxygen Concentrator, Pediatric Laryngoscope, Slit-Lamp, Stethoscope, and USS Doppler and Probe
Crepe Bandages, Dressings, Plaster of Paris, Speculum, Surgical Gloves, Surgical Scrubs, and Swabs
Nylon 1, Silk 2/0 (or any Non-Absorbable Equivalent for Skin, such as Ethilon), Vicryl 2/0 (or Chromic 2/0), Vicryl 1, and Vicryl 0 (or Chromic 0)
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.