The Punta Gorda Hospital is a 30 bed facility which provides services in General Medicine, Pediatrics and Maternity and Delivery to the entire Toledo District with a population of over 14,500 males and 14,800 females. Specialist clinics are carried out by visiting specialists from the Southern Regional Hospital. This hospital delivers almost 400 babies every year.
Hand Sanitizer, Children Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Bottles, Baby Soap, Baby Wipes Bibs, Diapers, Infant Formula Milk (Seal intact), Newborn Clothes (Very Useful) Reading Books, Small Blankets, and Warm Caps
Bed Linens and Towels
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.