Children’s Home Imeldahof offers shelter and guidance for 52 boys and girls from ages 6 through 17 years old, who due to circumstances cannot live with their parents or caregivers. The reasons are usually mental, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, or substance abuse by parents.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Pencils, and Pencil Cases/Bags
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Colored Paper, Craft Glue, Craft Pom Poms, Craft Scissors, Glitter, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
New Bras, New or Gently Used Clothing and Shoes (Flip Flops and Sneakers for Boys and Girls sizes 5-8), and New Underwear
Girls Hair Accessories
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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally.
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.