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.
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
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Math and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
*Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Wire Cutters
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printer Cartridges, HP Ink cartridge 650, Tablets, USB Cables, and *Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
*New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Black Leather Shoes, *New Underwear, and School Socks (White and Black)
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and *Soap
Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers
Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, and Plastic Serving Plates
Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
*Rice, *Beans, *Maize, *Cooking oil, and *Flour
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.