La Paz Community School is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 to address fundamental socioeconomic and cultural gaps prevalent in the region. The scholarship program at La Paz Community School enables students who would never have been afforded the chance to receive such a quality education, to do so. Thank you for your time and effort in giving back to the community you are visiting.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
Castanets, Cymbals, Recorders, Tambourines, and Triangles
Frisbees and Jump Ropes
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
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.