Accommodation

Hacienda Chichen Resort

Many items on the needs list below, including groceries, can be purchased locally. If you wish to purchase groceries, they will be prepared by Hacienda Chichen Resorts' kitchen staff on site for the children to eat. Please contact us at info@yucatanadventure.com.mx and we will be delighted to assist you in making the appropriate arrangements. Donating a Nutrition Lunch Party would be very helpful and much appreciated.

Project #1

The Maya Foundation in Laakeech supports the Children’s Nutrition Clinic and School Program to prevent malnutrition. We offer low-budget, nutrition cooking classes, promote the use of Maya Nut seeds as a base for a nutritional meal (as well as other highly nutritional wild plants), and serve nutritive lunch meals to the children. You can donate food produce such as tuna cans, grains such as lentils, beans, and oats. Just contact us at info@yucatanadventure.com.mx if you are interested in providing food.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Dry-Erase Markers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Solar Lantern Lights

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Clothing/Shoes:
Baby Toys and Clothes, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, and Umbrellas

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Paper Towels, Pots, and Spatulas

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Project #2

Xcalacoop Children Albergue supports the students’ weekly living center, which is in much need of help. Students have three meals daily in this center, sleep, bath, and live here six days a week.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Solar Calculators

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Garden Bio Trash Bags, Garden Tools, Netballs/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

Clothing:
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear

Linens:
Bath Towels and Light Blankets

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, and Pots

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Multivitamin Tablets, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Project #3

Maya Foundation In Laakeech Early Education Child Care Center in Xcalacoop which serves 45 to 50 infants from ages 2 through 5 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Erasers, Pencils, Big Color Marker Sets, Big Plastic Alphabet and Number Sets, Wall Clocks, and Wall Pencil Sharpener

Flash Cards:
(Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(Spanish) Language and Math

Educational Games/Toys:
Fisher Price-Type Toys (that teach children about shapes such as cubes, stars, squares, circles, to be place inside their matching shape) and Plastic or Wood Animal Toys (to learn about mammals, reptiles, ranch/farm animals, and marine life)

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and New Underwear

Health/Personal Grooming:
Multivitamin Tablets, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Project #4

The elementary, middle, and high schools at Xcalacoop, which serve over 530 children from ages 6 through 16 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks and Working Laptops

Sports/Outdoor Activities:
Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of December 5, 2016

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.

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.