Banyan Tree Lijiang


Banyan Tree Lijiang actively carries out a variety of programs on poverty alleviation. They support the Lijiang Orphan School and Yulong Wen Hai Primary School, which serve a total of 800 children from the ages of six through thirteen years old.

In addition, Banyan Tree Lijiang also chooses a handful of local students to offer financial scholarships to for their middle to high school education, or for college education at Yunnan University.

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


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Pencils and Pens

Reference Materials:
(Chinese) *Dictionaries and *Encyclopedias

Laminated Wall Charts:
*(Chinese) World Maps

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

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers

Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons

Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Forks, Small Pruning Shears, and Trowels

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 19, 2019

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.