True Vision Children Home is a children’s home located at a remote village in the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. The children’s home is run by the pastor of the local church. There are about 20 children from ages 3 through 10 years old. A few of them are orphans and a few belong to families who are too poor to give their children a proper living. Dirtboots Adventure has been proudly supporting the cost of their education for the last few years and visits the children’s home regularly to spend some quality time with them.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books
Inflation Pumps and Soccer Balls
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear
Bars of Soap, Combs, Hair Brushes, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
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.