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Central America Vacation

Project

Lifting Hands is an educational center for children and adults of the El Bajo de Los Anonos community located in San José, Costa Rica. Volunteers teach various classes and workshops to children as an after school program to keep kids off the streets, where negative influences are more prevalent. Classes and workshops for adults focus on creating employment opportunities and teaching healthy lifestyle practices in the home. Classes range from English, computers, and mathematics to arts, dance, yoga, cooking, swimming, physical education, Jiu Jitsu, and more.

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

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Markers, and Pencils

Art Supplies:
*Acrylic Paint Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Printer Cartridges, EPSON 73HN and 73N Cian, Magenta, and Yellow, and Tablets

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Band-Aids

Kitchen:
Bowls, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of November 16, 2019

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.