We handle and organize school donations for children in our tour area, which includes most of the Samana Peninsula. These schools serve over 10,000 children from ages 6 through 14 years old. We use larger donated items, such as baseball gloves, as prizes for essay writing contests that we organize within the classrooms.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Pencils, and Pencil Cases/Bags
(Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(Spanish) Math, Science, and World Maps
Baseballs, Bats, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, and Used Baseball Gloves
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
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.