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Project

Emmanuel Educare serves around 180 children aged from 3 through 6 years old. Run by the Westlake United Church Trust (a NPO) the pre-school lies at the heart of Westlake Village, a community plagued by high levels of unemployment and drug abuse.

This local registered pre-school does great work in providing the children with the best possible start to their education. A staff of 12 teachers and training assistants look after 6 classes, with no more than 30 children per class. Each child is also given two meals (and nutritious snacks) daily.

Based on the great foundation laid at Emmanuel Educare, many children have gone on to excel both academically and in other fields such as dance.

Needs

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Sewing Needles

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software and Flash Drives/Memory Sticks

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

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls and Whistles

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators and Staplers

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons and Spatulas

Gardening:
Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Spades and Trowel

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Hair Brushes, Hand Cream, Plastic Gloves and Washing Powder

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of July 19, 2019

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.