Valea Plopului supports 150 Romanian orphan children living in the countryside. The children go to school in the neighboring village as well as the high school in Valenii de Munte city (15 km away). These children deserve a fighting chance at life and the project is geared towards providing these orphan children with a better education.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases, Pens, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights
Scrabble, Stuffed Animals, and Soft Toys
Frisbees, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, and New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, and Pillows
Bowls, Pans, and Pots
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
Antibiotics, Folic Acid, and Ibuprofen
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.