Good Hope Mothers is an orphanage which serves 600 young school children between the ages of 6 through 18 years old. They need food and education.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Alphabet, 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
Hesperian Health Guides:
Where There Is No Dentists, Where There Is No Doctor, Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, and Helping Children Who Are Deaf
Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Sewing Needles and Thread
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves
New Bras and Underwear and New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally: Beans, Cooking Oil, Flour, and Sugar
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hand Cream, Sanitary Napkins, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
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.