A variety of local projects are supported including children’s after school art, sport and literacy programs, watersports programs, that focus on surfing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling and scuba diving for adolescence and young adults and several projects that teacher English to children or adults.
General School Supplies:
Compasses, Glue Sticks, Pens, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Language
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Chess Sets, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles
*Fins, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, *Rash Guards, *Scuba Diving Masks, *Snorkels, and *Wet Suits (for Children Studying Marine Conservation in the Ocean)
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Multivitamin Tablets, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects: Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Knitting Needles, Tape Measures, and Wire Cutters
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.