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    Vacation Rentals in Cartagena

    Want to support one of these Cartagena projects but not staying in our accommodations? We would be happy to connect you directly with an organization representative to arrange a drop off/pick up of your donations. Please email us at if you would like to donate supplies for one of our projects but are not staying with us.

    Many of the items on the wish lists can be bought locally. If you will be traveling prior to arriving in Cartagena and/or prefer to pack light, consider purchasing items from this wish list in Cartagena. Muchísimas gracias!

    Project #1

    Cartagena Paws works to improve the lives of animals in Cartagena and change the culture of animal abuse and neglect present in and around the city. They do this by: rescuing, rehabilitating & providing safe homes for street animals; educating the community; and operating capture, spay/neuter, vaccinate, and release programs. Cartagena Paws is also working towards setting up an educational-based animal rescue center which would be the first of its kind on Colombia’s coast.

    Project #2

    Foundation Amigos del Mar is based on the island of Tierrabomba, only a couple of miles from Cartagena’s wealthy Old City but worlds away in terms of the standard of living. The foundation works to improve the quality of life of island children and the elderly through sustainable art projects, literacy workshops, culture, and water sports. They support the community as a whole by sponsoring trash clean-ups, spay/neuter clinics for pets, personal hygiene workshops, and more.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 29, 2023
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Vacation Rentals in Cartagena

    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.