Accommodation

Casa Obelisco B & B

Project

Entre Amigos creates educational opportunities for children and families in San Francisco (San Pancho) Nayarit, Mexico. Entre Amigos’ established community center is dedicated to increasing learning opportunities for disadvantaged children and families in a small, rural pueblo of about 2,500 residents.

Entre Amigos’ staff of volunteers and teachers provides educational workshops and classes to 300 students per year, sponsors school scholarship programs for 81 students, and provided children with homework tutoring 1,300 times last year.

Donated items contributed will be used to augment the center’s constantly depleting resources. Additionally, the donated items will help support adult productivity workshops.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Protractors

Reference Materials:
(Spanish) Dictionaries

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

Wall Charts:
(Spanish) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(Spanish) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Tablets, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Scrabble and Puzzles

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Maracas, and Recorders

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes and Soccer Balls

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

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, and Mosquito Nets

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Plastic Gloves, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Crochet Hooks, Earring Hooks, Fabric Scissors, Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, and Wire Cutters

Gardening:
Books about Gardening

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 28, 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.