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    The Placencia


    St. Alphonsus is a local community school serving 340 children from the ages of 4 through 14 years old. The school is always in need of the basic materials necessary to provide a good education for the students.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    Flash Cards:
    Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    Human Body, Language, Math, Science, Wall Stickers with Cartoon Characters, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    Age-Appropriate Story Books

    Art Supplies:

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    *Computer Speakers, *DVD player, *Printers, *Radio, *Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and *Tablets

    Educational Games/Toys:
    *Bananagrams, *Chess Sets, *Connect Four, *Puzzles, *Scrabble, and *Soft Toys/Stuffed Animals

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Basketballs, Soccer Balls

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 29, 2023
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    The Placencia

    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.