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*
The community of Vida y Esperanza has a small school which caters for 50 low-income students from the ages of 4 through 14 years old. Thanks to donations from organizations, the Fairmont Mayakoba is able to help these children receive an education. The school is located on Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo, in the municipality of Solidarity.
General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, *Chalk, *College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Compasses, *Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, *Protractors, *Rulers, *Solar Calculators, *Solar Lantern Lights, and *Wide-Ruled Paper
(English, French, and Spanish) Age Appropriate Encyclopedia on CD and *Dictionaries
(English, French, and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English, French, and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English, French, and Spanish) *Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
(Spanish) Community Guide to Environmental Health, and Where There Is No Dentist, and Where There Is No Doctor
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, and Wire Cutters
Mobile Phones, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Cymbals, Maracas, Tambourines, and Triangles
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
*Bowls, *Pans, *Plastic Serving Bowls, *Cups, and *Plates, *Pots, *Serving Spoons, and *Spatulas
Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, and Small Pruning Shears
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
Animal Action is an association created more than nine years ago that is dedicated to rehabilitating dogs and cats for extreme abuse. They are then given up for adoption. Over 3000 dogs and cats have been placed in responsible homes over the years. This low-cost veterinary consultation project helps the association and the community, benefits more than 80 shelter dogs, and helps more than 400 low-income community dogs that are tended to with professionalism. We are located in Playa del Carmen (Solidaridad) at Av 100 corner Calle 10 in El Ejido.
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Gel and Swabs, Alcohol (70%), Disinfectant – F10 supplies, Gauze, Hot Water Bottles, Ice/Cold Pack, Infrared Lamps, Needles, Paper Hand Towels, Respiratory Masks, Sanitary Napkins, Scissors, Small Scissors, Splints, Thermometer (Digital), Tweezers, Test Tubes, Capillary Tubes, Blood Slides, Cover Slips, and Stethoscope
Forceps, Surgical Gloves, Instrument Cleaner, and Swabs
5ml, 10ml, 20ml, and 50ml Syringes
DNA Testing Kits
Antifungal Cream, Chloromex ( Eye ointment ), Iron Tablets, Karbo Dust, Vitamins, and Wound Spray
Avi Plus Hand Rearing Formula, Cat Food, Cat Snacks, Dog Food, Dog Snacks, Hill A/D Cat Food, and Pronutro ( Vanilla )
Bird Identification Book and Laboratory Reference Book
Bathing Towels, Hand Towels, and Swimming Towels
Calculators, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Plastic Sleeves, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Blankets, Cat Carriers and Crates, Chew Toys, Collars, Dog Carriers and Crates (All Sizes), Dog Gates, Flea Shampoo, Food and Water Bowls, Frontline, Grooming Tools, Heartgard Dewormer, Leashes, Pet Shampoo and Conditioners, and Rugs
The Aitana Foundation supports children with cancer and their family during treatment.
The support includes a place of recreation, fun and integration, where regular school classes and recreational activities are offered. In addition, we have a hostel where patients can stay when they go to Cancun to receive treatments.
General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, *Checkered notebooks, *College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, *Protractors, and *Rulers
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries
Laminated Wall Charts:
(Spanish) Math and World Maps
Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls
*New or Gently Used Childrens Clothing and Shoes and New Underwear
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, and Pillows
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
*Band-Aids, *Bars of Soap, *Combs, *Deodorant, *Hair Brushes, *Sanitary Napkins, *Shampoos, *Toothbrushes, and *Toothpaste
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.