Accommodation

    Las Flores Resort

    Project

    For the last ten years, we have supported schools in two regions, Jucuaran and Chirilagua.
    In Jucuaran, we support four schools which serve 402 students from the ages 6 through 18 years old.
    In Chirilagua, we support three schools which serve 646 students from the ages 4 through 18 years old.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, Sports Bags, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (Spanish) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (Spanish) Community Guide to Environmental Health, Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, and Helping Children Who Are Deaf

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Music Instruments:
    Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Balls, Baseball Bats, Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

    Clothing/Shoes:
    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

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of June 3, 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.