Laguna Community Care promotes the rights and interests of the underprivileged in the Mayan community of Santa Cruz. By providing medical support and education we add meaning and value to their lives so they can meet their full potential. Laguna Lodge uses its fully indigenous staff as a liaison with the local Maya Kaqchikel. Through our sustainable care alliance we provide medical aid for a variety of illness to local people who do not have the knowledge, social skills or money to be able to help themselves get out of pain. We ask skilled professionals to donate appointments and treatments or provide them at a reduced rate. We also trade stays at Laguna Lodge where possible in return for medical treatments or education tools which have been donated.
Specifically for Children:
Crepe Bandages, Dressings
Bed linens, Pillows, Sanitary napkins, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Towels
Ace bandages, Band-Aids, Blood pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer), Blood sugar machines and strips, First-Aid kits, Gauze, Hot pack, Ice/cold pack, Pen-torches / flashlights, Pregnancy testing kits, Scissors, Small scissors, Tweezers, Medications: (Please no past expiration date), Albuterol inhalers, Alcohol gel, Antibacterial ointment, Antibiotics, Anti- diarrhea medication, Antifungal cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Asprin (low-dose), Burn cream, Cefalexin, Cefuroxime (any cephalosporin), Co-Amoxiclav (Augmentin), Cough treatments, Ear drops, Eye drops, First aid spray, Flucloxacillin, Hydrocortisone cream, Ibuprofen, Magnesium sulfate paste, Metronidazole (Flagyl), Paracetamol, Permethrin (scabies cream), Vitamins
Laguna Community Care provides aid for education and nutritional support for students from families with little funds. The school serves 20 students ages 6-16.
General School Supplies:
Book bags, Chalk, Colored construction paper, Colored pencils, Compasses, Craft scissors, Crayons, Dry erase markers, Erasers, Glue sticks, Handheld pencil sharpeners, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil cases/bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar calculators, Watercolor paints, Watercolor paint brushes, Other
English, Spanish, Human body educational wall charts, Language educational wall charts, Math educational wall charts, Science educational wall charts, World maps
English, Spanish, Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology Text Books, Exercise Books, General Science Text Books, Health Text Books, Language/Grammar Text Books, Math Text Books
Flash drives/memory sticks, Working laptops, USB cables
Chess sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed animals/soft toys, Puzzles
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation pumps, Jump ropes, Netball/basketballs, Soccer balls, Team uniforms/kits for soccer, Tennis balls
New or gently used children's clothing, New or gently used children's shoes
Antibiotic ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, Tampons