Accommodation

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Project #1

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.

Needs

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

Art Supplies:
Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Reference Materials:
(Arabic) Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(Arabic) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(Arabic) Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(Arabic) Age Appropriate Story Books, General Science, and Language/Grammar

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #2

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.

Needs

General Medical:
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

Specialist Equipment:
Fetal Doppler, Laryngoscope, Opthalmoscope, Otoscope, Oxygen Concentrator, Pediatric Laryngoscope, Slit-Lamp, Stethoscope, and USS Doppler and Probe

Surgical:
Crepe Bandages, Dressings, Plaster of Paris, Speculum, Surgical Gloves, Surgical Scrubs, and Swabs

Sutures:
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)

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.