Tiyimiseleni Orphanage cares for 120 children from ages 2 through 18 years old.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books
CD Player and Children’s Music CD’s
LEGOs, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints
Frisbees, Garden Tools, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Multivitamin Tablets
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.