Accommodation

    Estancia Los Potreros

    Project

    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.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Coloring Books, Crayons, Pens, and Stickers

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    (Spanish) Child-Friendly Educational Software, CDs, and DVDs

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing

    First Aid/Health:
    Band-Aids

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 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.