Rescue Paws Curaçao supports over 450 adopted dogs. They are a non-profit organization that stands for reducing animal suffering in Curaçao. They do this by taking care of mistreated and abandoned dogs. The dogs that are taken care of at Rescue Paws Curaçao are cared for so that they can then be adopted, both on the island and elsewhere.
Antifungal Cream, and Wound Spray
Bathing Towels, and Swimming Towels
Blankets, Dog Carriers (All Sizes), Dog Crates (All Sizes), Dog Gates, Feeding Trays, Flea Shampoo, Frontline, Heartgard Dewormer, Leashes, Pet Bedding, Pet Shampoo and Conditioners, Rugs, and Small Plastic Swimming Pools
Birgen di Rosario Foundation, supporting over 425 beneficiaries, has been an essential provider of intramural and semi-mural elderly care in Curaçao for 75 years. The foundation has five facilities: Richardushuis, Nos Lanterno, Huize Welgelegen, Monastery Alverna and Day Care Mi Amparo. In addition, the foundation offers the option of independent living.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(Spanish and Dutch) Dictionaries, Age Appropriate Encyclopedia on CD, and Gardening and Planting
(Spanish and Dutch) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(Spanish and Dutch) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, World Maps, and Plants and Seeds
(Spanish and Dutch) *Large Print Novels, *Large Print Poetry Books, *Large Print Short Story Collections, *Large Print History of the Dutch Kingdom and Other Countries, and *Large Print Religious Texts
Desktops, Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Board Games (Memory or Monopoly), Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles
*Castanets, *Cymbals, *Guiros, *Harmonicas/Kazoos, *Maracas, *Recorders, *Tambourines, *Triangles, and *Xylophones
Exercise Balls, Inflatable Balls, Inflation Pumps, and Small Weights
New or Gently Used Accessories (Belts, Hats, or Socks), New Bras, *New or Gently Used Clothing and Shoes, *New or Gently Used Pajamas, and *New Underwear
Bath Towels, *Bed Linens, *Light Blankets, *Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
*Adult Diapers, *Bars of Soap, *Bed Pads, Combs, *Deodorant, *Hairbrushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Hand Cream, *Multivitamin Tablets, *Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, *Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, *Vaseline, *Washing Powder, and *Talcum Powder
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects: *Acrylic Paints, *Acrylic Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, *Craft Glue, *Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, *Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Knitting Needles, *Other Arts & Crafts Materials Adapted for the Elderly or People with Disabilities, *Sewing Needles, Thread, *Watercolor Paints, *Watercolor Paint Brushes, and Wire Cutters
Books about Gardening, *Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, *Gardening Gloves, *Gardening Pads/Knee Protectors, *Hand Fork, *Seeds and Seed Starters, *Seed Markers, *Small Pruning Shears, *Spades, and *Trowels
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. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
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.