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    Samadhi Eco Resort


    Cruz del Sur is a village in the south of Chile near Temuco with a population of 200 residents where all the children attend one school. Samadhi Eco Resort supports the Cruz Del Sur G833 School that serves children from 3 through 11 years old.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    General School Supplies:
    *College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil *Sharpeners, *Markers, Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, *Solar Calculators, *Solar Lantern Lights, and *Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Spanish) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English and Spanish) Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English and Spanish) Human Body, Math, and Science

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Health, and Language/Grammar

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    Community Guide to Environmental Health

    Art Supplies:
    *Acrylic Paints, *Beads for Bead Work, *Buttons, *Craft Glue, *Earring Hooks, *Fashion Magazines, *Gage Wire, Thread, and *Wire Cutters

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Tablets

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Connect Four, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Music Instruments:
    Castanets, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, and Xylophones

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles

    New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins

    Office Supplies:

    Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Small Pruning Shears, and Spades

    Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
    Fruits, Herbs, and vegetables

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of March 15, 2023
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.