Accommodation

Sunbird House

Project

Excel Education Foundation (EEF) provides impoverished children with a pathway to public education by connecting them with sponsors form all over the world. In our community, EEF is currently working with 11 schools and assisting 120 children by providing them with the resources they need to go to and stay in school.

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, *Compasses, *Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, *Protractors, *Rulers, *Solar Calculators, *Solar Lantern Lights, and *Wide-Ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Math and Word

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Art Supplies:
*Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Wire Cutters

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printer Cartridges, HP Ink cartridge 650, Tablets, USB Cables, and *Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

Clothing/Shoes:
*New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, School Sox, White and Black, underwear, and black leather shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins

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

Kitchen:
Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, and Plastic Serving Plates

Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
*Rice, *Beans, *Maize, *Cooking oil, and *Flour

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of October 16, 2017

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.