Accommodation

    Sandos Finisterra

    Project

    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 area, support local schools and collaborate with organizations that have objectives that contribute to social development.
    Together we can give more smiles and help strengthen vulnerable groups.

    Needs

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

    Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
    Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Spanish) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English and Spanish) Alphabet

    Wall Charts:
    (English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, Puzzles, and Toys or Games (Not Requiring Batteries)

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

    Clothing:
    Flip Flops, Hats, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

    Linens:
    Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

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

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Band-Aids, Combs, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, and Toothbrushes

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 6, 2020

    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.