“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.
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
(English, French, and Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English, French, and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English, French, and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(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
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
*Bananagrams, *Chess Sets, *Connect Four, *Puzzles, *Scrabble, and *Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
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
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Scissors, and Staplers
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
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.