We support 17 orphans from the ages of 0 through 11 years old. We are trying to improve the quality of life for these children. This project is located in La Fortuna of San Carlos.
General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, *Chalk, *College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Compasses, *Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags,
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows
*Bars of Soap, *Combs, *Hair Brushes, *Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Hand Cream, *Multivitamin Tablets, *Sanitary Napkins, *Shampoos, *Toothbrushes, *Toothpaste, *Vaseline, and *Washing Powder
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.