Accommodation

    Singing Sands Inn

    Project #1

    Placencia Medical Center serves 2,500 patients.

    Needs

    General Medical:
    Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Giving Sets, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, Needles, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Respiratory Masks, Scissors, Small Scissors, Spacers for Asthmatic Patients, Splints, Thermometers (Digital), Tongue Depressors, Tweezers, Urinary Catheter, and Urine
    Dipsticks

    Syringes:
    5 ml Syringes, 10 ml Syringes, and 50 ml Syringes

    Testing Kits:
    Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent), and Pregnancy Testing Kits

    Medications:
    Albuterol Inhalers, Alcohol Gel, Antibacterial Ointment, Antibiotics, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Asprin (Low-Dose), Burn Cream, Cefalexin, Cefuroxime (any Cephalosporin), Co-Amoxiclav (Augmentin), Cough Treatments, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Flucloxacillin, Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen, Magnesium Sulfate Paste, Metronidazole (Flagyl), Paracetamol, Vitamins, and Zinc Tablets (No expired medications)

    Project #2

    Placencia Humane Society furnishes basic pet care items that all Humane Societies need on a regular basis. The mission statement of the Placencia Humane Society is “Helping People Help Animals.”

    Needs

    General Medical:
    Cat and Dog Nail Clippers, Fur Clippers, and Small Scissors

    Animal Food:
    Kitten and Puppy Feeding Formulas

    Reference Materials:
    Information Brochures about Pet Care

    Animal Supplies:
    Kitten and Puppy Bottles and Nipples

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of October 19, 2020

    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.