African Community Outreach supports hundreds of families, visiting with them in their homes, providing food, providing medical care, and helping to get children into schools.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Crayons, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Gauze
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing
Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, and Face Towels
Bars of Soap, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
The Fold has been registered as a private hostel. We currently help 23 children to have a better life and a better education. We have built our own private school to provide a better education for our children. We are located in the Waterberg Mountains in a very rural area. The children who we work with are orphans, have been abandoned, or live in abject poverty.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books
Tablets and Working Laptops
Craft Glue and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, and Jump ropes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves
Plastic Mattress Protector (Twin Size)
Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Multivitamin Tablets, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
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.