Bávaro Princess Resort, Spa & Casino

    The non-perishable food items on our needs list can be purchased locally. If you would like to do this, please enquire with the guest services department upon your arrival.

    Project #1

    “Dame Una Mano DR” is a far-reaching project that seeks to promote the healthy development of disadvantaged children and adolescents. Unfortunately, in most of the areas of the Dominican Republic, schools do not have all the supplies that are needed to properly educate their students. We deliver supplies to the communities of the Punta Cana/Bávaro area and surroundings that need it most. Over 400 children from ages 2 through 16 years old have benefited so far from this project that started in January 2018. We expect to reach out to other communities with the help of our guests and employees.

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


    General School Supplies:
    *Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Coloring Books, Compasses, *Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Notebooks, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, Protractors, *Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English, French, and Spanish) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English, French, and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English, French, and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

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

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (Spanish) Where There Is No Dentist, Where There is No Doctor, Disabled Village Children, and Community Guide to Environmental Health

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters

    Educational Games/Toys:
    *Bananagrams, *Chess Sets, *Connect Four, *Puzzles, *Scrabble, and *Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and *New or Gently Used Sneakers

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Scissors, and Staplers

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Vaseline

    Project #2

    Dame una Mano RD is a project that influences and affects extensively people with limited resources and disadvantages; its purpose is to provide a helping hand to those in most need. With this project, our mission will be to deliver basic necessities and personal hygiene articles to a non-profit Nursing Home. These institutions are totally dependent on humanitarian aid because they do not have the resources to supply these items. More than 50 seniors and chronically ill patients will benefit from this project that began in January 2018.

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


    Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

    Plastic Serving Plates

    Non-Perishable Food Items:
    Rice, Beans, and *Canned Food

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    *Band-Aids, *Baby Wipes, *Bars of Soap, *Combs, *Deodorant, *Hair Brushes, *Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Hand Cream, *Multivitamin Tablets, *Plastic Gloves, *Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, *Shampoos, *Toothbrushes, *Toothpaste, *Vaseline, and *Washing Powder

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 2020

    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.