For many, many years, Estancia Los Potreros has supported the local rural school Gregoria Matorras. Located in the heart of rural Argentina, the school caters to the children of the gauchos and farm workers in the area, and many of the children ride to and from school each day on farm horses.
Through the kind generosity of our guests we have supplied many things to the school, including a bread oven, an orchard, a cooker, a fridge, solar power, and a computer and printer.
General School Supplies:
Coloring Books, Crayons, Pens, and Stickers
(Spanish) Child-Friendly Educational Software, CDs, and DVDs
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing
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.