Kwa Maritane

    Project #1

    Borite Primary School serves approximately 450 children from ages 5 through 15 years old who come from low- or no-income families.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

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

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Biology, General Science, Health, and Math

    Art Supplies:
    Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, and Thread

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets, Puzzles, and Scrabble

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Antiseptic Cream, Antiseptic Wash, Bandages, Band-Aids, and Plaster Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Savlon or Detol

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

    Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Spades, and Trowel

    Project #2

    The Hospice in Mogwase is very small and can accommodate a total of 16 patients at a time. Most of the patients are treated as out-patients, and receive treatment daily by a small but very dedicated staff. Patients range from very young to the elderly. Due to illness, very few can work or feed their families, so the hospice looks after these needs as well. One of the ways the hospice does this is by harvesting food from a small vegetable garden.

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


    General Medical:
    Ace Bandages, Adult Diapers, Alcohol Swabs/Wipes, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’) – Digital, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, Disposable Mattress Sheets, Gauze, Oxygen Tubing, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Respiratory Masks, Sanitary Napkins, Scissors, Small Scissors, Tampons, Thermometers (Digital), Tongue Depressors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Tweezers, and Urine Dipsticks

    Crepe Bandages, Surgical Gloves, Surgical Scrubs, and Swabs

    Antibacterial Ointment, Antifungal Cream, and Vitamins

    Specifically for Children:
    Baby Blankets, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, and Cloth Diapers and Clips

    *Bowls, *Cutlery, and *Plates

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

    *Books about Gardening, *Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, *Gardening Gloves, *Hand Fork, *Spades, and *Trowel

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 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.