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    Earth Lodge


    El Hato School serves 300 children from ages 5 through 15 years old.


    General School Supplies:
    Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase
    Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

    Reference Materials:
    (Spanish) Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English and Spanish) Alphabet and Math

    Wall Charts:
    (English and Spanish) World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Book

    Art Supplies:
    Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of February 1, 2023
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.