Accommodation

    Sandos Playacar

    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 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.

    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, 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) Alphabet

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

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

    Clothing:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, T-Shirts, Flip Flops, and Hats

    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, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 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.