Entreamigos strives to achieve its mission to increase learning opportunities for children and families through the implementation of educational programs based on the principles of integration and collective community action. The vision of Entreamigos is to provide the children and families of San Pancho with the skills needed to contribute to their changing communities in a positive way.
General School Supplies:
Backpacks, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Notebooks, Paper Clips, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Permanent Markers, Printer Paper, Protractors, Scissors, Solar Calculators, Staples, Staplers, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Tablets, and Working Laptops
Board Games, Collapsible Tunnel, Coloring Books, Foosball Balls, Magnets (Big enough to not fit in little mouths), Ping Pong Balls and Rackets, 100-piece Puzzles, Stickers, Toy Doctor’s Kit, Toy Food and Kitchen Items, Toy Tools, Wooden Doll House, and Wooden Puzzles
Castanets, Cymbals, Hand Drums, Guitars, Maracas, and Recorders
Baseball Bats, Cones, *Face Protection Goggles, Hoops, Jump Ropes, Netballs/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Volleyball Net, Volleyballs, and Wiffle Balls
New or Gently Used Adults or Childrens Clothing and Shoes
(Spanish) *I Spy Books and *Where’s Waldo Books
*Big Magnets, *Connect 4, *Go Fish, *Guess Who, *Memory, *Small Trains for Wooden Tracks, and *Turista Mundial
Bath Towels, Bed Linens (Twin Size), and Mosquito Nets
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Hydrogen Peroxide, Plastic Gloves, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects: Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Construction Paper, Crochet Hooks, Drawing Paper, Earring Hooks, Elmer’s Glue, Fabric Scissors, Hot Glue Guns, Hot Glue Sticks, Markers, Oil Pastels, Paint Brushes (All Sizes), Paint Rollers, Sewing Needles, Silicon Liquid Glue, Tempera Paints, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, *Watercolor and Sketch Paper Pads, and Wire Cutters
Gardening Gloves, Hoes, Picks, and Shovels
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.