La Vecina Foundation helps approximately 120 underprivileged children from ages 5 through 12 mainly in the impoverished La Boquilla area of Cartagena by providing them with education and support so that they will have a better future. This support includes education, recreational activities, food, as well as medical, psychological, and social support.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Coloring Books, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, and Pencils
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Animals, Math, Month and Days, and Word
(English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
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.