Accommodation

Casitas Tenorio

Project

***URGENT****
Our community has recently been devastated by Hurricane Otto. Houses have been destroyed and lives lost. We seek donations to help children and their families rebuild their lives.

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. Please help! It’s a great way to give back to our local community. The area is rural and poverty is high.

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

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Picture Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English and Spanish) Alphabet and Word

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Language and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books and Language/Grammar

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

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

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

Clothing/Shoes:
*New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, *New or Gently Used Adults’ Clothing and Shoes, *Raincoats, *Rubber Boots, *Towels, and *Umbrellas

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

Office Supplies:
Clocks, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators

Kitchen:
Bowls, *Hand Towels, *Kitchen Towels, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Tupperware

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of February 17, 2018

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.

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.