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Project #1

Mandela Soweto primary school serves 800 children from the ages of 6-12 years old in Orlando. Orlando is one of the oldest suburbs in Soweto, which has a population of four million people. The township is full of rich history, but limited in resources. Your supplies will make a big difference and provide a positive influence upon the community of teachers and caregivers. They will encourage the children to expand their worldview and learn new skills.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Pencils, and Rulers

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

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

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

Project #2

The Babies in the Bush project is working with several NGO’s that are facilitating early childhood development programs for over 1500 children from ages 3 through 6 years old. There are 15 day care centers are located in and around the Hammanskraal Gauteng area.

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

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Storybooks for Young Children

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
*Hats, *Gloves, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, *Winter Jerseys/Sweaters

Linens:
*Blankets of all sizes and colors

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 22, 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.