Casitas Tenorio has been involved in volunteering at and seeking supplies for many local primary schools, the high school, an English language school and also a school in a nearby Indigenous community. The project benefits local schoolchildren and their families.
English is very important in our area and for the future of our community. There are limited resources here and any stationery and learning supplies will be greatly appreciated by all.
The schools have dining and outdoor areas and the children enjoy sports, so any additional supplies would be great. You can even come and visit the schools during your stay if you’d like. The area is rural and poverty is high.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, Wide-Ruled Paper, and Umbrellas
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Picture Dictionaries
(English and Spanish) Alphabet and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Language and World Maps
(English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books and Language/Grammar
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
*Bananagrams, *Chess Sets, *Connect Four, *Puzzles, and *Scrabble
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
*New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, *New or Gently Used Adults’ Clothing and Shoes, *Raincoats, *Rubber Boots, *Towels, and *Umbrellas
Antibiotic Ointment, Bandages, and Band-Aids
Clocks, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators
Bowls, *Hand Towels, *Kitchen Towels, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Tupperware
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.