Tour Company

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.

Needs

Reference Materials:
(Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Text/Reading Books:
(Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books and Children and Young Adult Books

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, Canvas, Coloring Books, Painting Notebooks, and Liquid Glue

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

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls and Basketballs

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

Kitchen:
Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Reusable Plastic Silverware Sets, and Reusable Plastic Drinking Glasses

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of November 16, 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.