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    Casitas Tenorio


    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.

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


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Reference Materials:
    (English) *Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English) *Alphabet and *Word

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

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

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints and Craft Scissors

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks

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

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Soccer Balls

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

    Office Supplies:
    *Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Casitas Tenorio

    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.