Mary Open Doors is committed to empowering and improving the well-being of women and children affected by domestic violence in the Cayo District by providing a safe shelter, support, and domestic violence education.
General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, *Crayons, *Erasers, *Markers, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, and *Rulers
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear,
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
*Band-Aids, *Bars of Soap, *Combs, *Deodorant, *Hair Brushes, *Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Multivitamin Tablets, *Sanitary Napkins, *Shampoos, *Tampons, *Toothbrushes, *Toothpaste, *Vaseline, and *Washing Powder
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.