Placencia Medical Center serves 2,500 patients.
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
5 ml Syringes, 10 ml Syringes, and 50 ml Syringes
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent), and Pregnancy Testing Kits
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)
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.”
Cat and Dog Nail Clippers, Fur Clippers, and Small Scissors
Kitten and Puppy Feeding Formulas
Information Brochures about Pet Care
Kitten and Puppy Bottles and Nipples
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.