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The NAIVASHA children’s home is a small refuge for mostly orphaned children from ages 6 through 18 years old from Kibera and other Nairobi slums. The home offers basic education and also tertiary training for orphans especially training in tailoring.

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


General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Wide-ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, *Biology, *General Science, and *Language/Grammar

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, HP Inkjets, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Art Supplies:
Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles

First Aid:
Band-Aids and Plastic Gloves

New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes, and New Underwear

Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Pots, and Serving Spoons

Health/Personal Grooming:
*Bars of Soap, *Combs, *Deodorant, *Hair Brushes, *Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Multivitamin Tablets, *Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, *Sanitary Napkins, *Shampoos, *Tampons, *Toothbrushes, *Toothpaste, *Vaseline, *Washing Powder

Gardening Gloves, Small Pruning Shears, Trowel

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of October 14, 2018

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.