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.
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
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries
(English and Spanish) Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Math, and Science
(English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Health, and Language/Grammar
Hesperian Health Guides:
Community Guide to Environmental Health
*Acrylic Paints, *Beads for Bead Work, *Buttons, *Craft Glue, *Earring Hooks, *Fashion Magazines, *Gage Wire, Thread, and *Wire Cutters
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Tablets
Bananagrams, Connect Four, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Castanets, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins
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
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.