Hoy por ti (Today for you) helps low-income children by providing 450 students from the ages of 3 through 13 years old with necessities and school supplies twice a year (August and December).
Your Pack for a Purpose donations will strengthen the work and results of the Original Foundation in order to offer children the necessary tools for their educational and physical development, and support for their families. This will encourage their children to continue and conclude with their basic education studies.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries
(Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books and Language/Grammar
New or Gently Used Children’s 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.