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 March 19, 2020

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.