Accommodation

Princess Hotels (Riviera Maya)

Project

Dame Una Mano is a far-reaching project that seeks to promote the healthy development of disadvantaged children and adolescents. Unfortunately, in this part of Mexico, schools do not have all the supplies that are needed to properly educate their students. We facilitate supply donations from our guests and deliver the supplies to the communities of Quinta Roo that need it most. Over 1,200 children have benefited so far from this project.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, 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, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Educational Games/Toys:
*Bananagrams, *Chess Sets, *Connect Four, *Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and *Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

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

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Health/Personal Grooming:
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of October 16, 2017

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.