Clinica Esperanza provides low-cost/no cost medical care to over 28,000 people in Roatan. Patients can receive services from the walk-in medical clinic, women’s health center, pediatrics inpatient hospital, birthing center, and adult and pediatrics dental clinics with support from a laboratory and pharmacy. The clinic also provides outreach clinics and community health education programs.
*Glucose Test Strips
*Acetaminophen, *Baby Aspirin, *Cough and *Cold Syrup and Tablets (Adult and Children), and *Hemorrhoid Cream or Suppositories
Familias Saludables is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization devoted to fighting the AIDS epidemic on Roatan and the Bay Islands. Our major focus is on reducing the incidence of mother-to-child transmission of the virus both at birth and via breast milk. We run testing clinics for pregnant women, assign trained home visitors for mothers living with HIV/AIDS, provide education to the public, provide palliative training services and, when available, we provide infant formula, medications, and a host of supplies to support families struggling to cope with this disease. In addition, we fund and organize a school for children here in the local community, many of whom have been part of our program’s success. Our greatest need is for formula and school supplies/support for local families. Any items you can bring are greatly needed and will bless the lives of families here on the island.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Compasses, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English, Spanish) Encyclopedias
(English, Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English, Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English, Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math (All for Grades 1 through 10)
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Plastic Cones for Goals, and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Baby and Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids,Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves,Powdered Infant Formula (even a little expired is fine), and Vaseline
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Scissors, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Paint Brushes,and Zippers
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.