Accommodation

Hotel Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa

Project

“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.

Needs

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 Encyclopedias

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

Clothing/Shoes:
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

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of October 22, 2018

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.