Ayúdanos a Ayudar is a non-profit program created by Sandos Hotels & Resorts so that with your contributions, Sandos Foundation can help communities in the Maya Zone, support local schools, and collaborate with organizations that have objectives that contribute to social development.
An example of the beneficiaries is the Xyaat Cooperative, which promotes local culture and benefits in Mayan communities, as well as MOCE Yax Cuxtal A.C., Orgullo Ciudadano A.C., EME A.C, among other beneficiary organizations. Together we can give more smiles and help strengthen vulnerable groups.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzle, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, T-Shirts, Flip Flops, and Hats
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Band-Aids, Combs, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, 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.