Through its community centers, Save the Children works with economically and socially deprived children, providing a safe environment for them to be in while their parents are still at work. Through recreational, cultural, athletic, and educational activities, they seek to improve the quality of life of children from ages 6 through 12 years old. Save the Children is part of the International Save the Children Alliance, an organization represented in over 125 countries that currently helps 1,000 children in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Crayons, Exercise/Composition Books, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Pens
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints
(Spanish) Alphabet Flash Cards
(Spanish) World Maps
(Spanish) Age Appropriate and Non-Violent Story Books
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, and Working Laptops
Baby Dolls, (Spanish) Board Games, Chess Sets, Play-Doh, Plastic Play Tea Set, Plastic Play Kitchen Set, Plastic Food Toys, Play Sets (Doctor, Veterinarian, Carpenter, Policeman, and Fireman), Costumes, Toys (Cars, Trucks, Airplanes, and Boats), Puzzles, and Table Games (Memory Card Games, Rubix Cubes, Sudoku, Lego, and Jenga)
Maracas, Xylophones, Bongos, and Guitars
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Volleyballs
Playa Animal Rescue is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured and abandoned dogs, and ultimately finding them permanent, loving homes. Unfortunately, strays are easily seen in all streets of Mexico. Their clinic is in the process of being built, and they need help finishing it. Aside from rescuing strays, Playa Animal Rescue’s dream is to build a low cost clinic for the pets of local people who have fewer resources, hence promoting health for the locals.
Antibiotic Ointment, Plastic Gloves, and Sanitary Napkins
Lubricant, Sterile Surgical Gloves, Surgical Instrument Cleaner, Surgical Instrument Marking Tape, and Surgical Instrument Rings
Adult Exedd Food*, Blankets, Brushes and Combs, Certifect*, Chew Toys, Collars, Dewormer, Dog Carriers (All Sizes), Dog Crates (All Sizes), Dog Food, Dog Gates, Dog Snacks, Feeding Trays, Flea Shampoo*, Food and Water Bowls, Frontline*, Harnesses, Heartgard*, Kennels*, Leashes, Medicated Shampoo*, Pet Shampoo and Conditioners, Puppy Pedigree Food*, Tick Shampoo*, and Trifexis*
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.