The Hogar Brotes del Olivo is a temporary resource for children who are in high-risk situations such as neglect, abandonment, abuse, or death of a parent.
The home provides for 10 children between 0 and 5 years of age and aims to give individual attention to facilitate their development. Half of their financing comes from PANI, and the rest is funded by donations or fundraising activities. There are three ladies responsible for the care of children, a psychologist, and director.
Non-Perishable Food Items:
Enfamil Antireflux 1, Groceries (non-perishable), Milk Enfamil Baby Formula (1 and 2), and Similac Milk (1 and 2)
Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
Fluid Milk Long-term (Blue Box) and Semi-Fat Milk (Long Term)
Bars of Soap, Bleach, Cologne, Diaper Cream and Diapers*, Dishwashing Soap, Disinfectant, Fabric Softener, Laundry Detergent, Moisturizer, Shampoos, Toothbrushes and Toothpaste, and Wet Wipes
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.