Tour Company

    Sycamore Travel Egypt

    Project #1

    The Foundation Ard el Amal (Land of Hope) offers children and young adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities a value educational daycare. In Egypt, it is often the harsh reality that those with disabilities do not have school, work, or optimal development opportunities.

    The first Syndrome of Down Center of southern Egypt is also located at the site of Ard el Amal. They train parents on how they can support their child at home. The follow-up appointments at Ard el Amal ensure continuity in the supervision of the children and their parents. The main goal is to stimulate the development of these children and get the parents trained.


    General School Supplies:
    Colored Clay, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, and Pencil Cases/Bags

    Music Instruments:
    Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

    Project #2

    Animal Care in Egypt is a charity dedicated to helping stop the suffering of thousands of animals in the poorest communities of Luxor by providing free veterinary care and education.

    For almost twenty years they have been here to help the local animals when they need it most. This is alongside preventative treatments and education, delivering a long term impact on the welfare of working animals and the people that depend on them so greatly for their livelihoods. These hard working animals often lack the most basic veterinary care. Many are neglected or mistreated, not through malice, but due to lack of understanding or provisions.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    Crepe Bandages (15cm or larger preferred), Elastoplast (15cm or larger preferred), Natural Cotton Triangular Bandage, and Vet Wrap (10cm)

    General Medical:
    Animal Poultice, *Duct Tape, and Sudocrem

    Animal Food:
    Cat Snacks

    Bathing and Hand Towels and Sheets (Linens can be slightly used, any size)

    Animal Supplies:
    Brushing Boots (Can be slightly used, Pony Size Only), Dog Collars and Leashes, Cat Sticks, Foal and Pony Head Collars, and Noseband Covers

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of October 16, 2020

    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.