Accommodation

Casa Latitud

Project #1

Fundación Latitud offers scholarships to students who cannot afford to go to school, or must quit school to work for their families. We currently support 33 scholarship students, from kindergarten to University level by paying for annual school costs.
All supplies donated will be used directly by the students for this purpose or used to create a safe and free study center/computer lab on the grounds so that students have access to these items.

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

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word

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

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

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees and Jump Ropes

Clothing/Shoes:
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear

Project #2

The Tandana Foundation Health Care Program benefits 1,000 people by running bi-annual medical clinics and a patient follow-up program to make sure their patients get the care that they need.

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

Needs

General Medical:
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Swabs/Wipes,Spacers for Asthmatic Patients,Tongue Depressors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste,and Urine Dipsticks

Specialist Equipment:
Opthalmoscope and Otoscopes

Sutures:
Nylon 1, Silk 2/0 (or any non-absorbable equivalent for skin, such as Ethilon), Vicryl 2/0 (or Chromic 2/0), Vicryl 1, and Vicryl 0 (or Chromic 0)

Testing Kits:
Pregnancy Testing Kits

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointments,Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths,*Toothbrushes (Individually Packaged), *Travel Size Toothpaste, and *Vaseline (Small Size)

Medications:
Albuterol Inhalers, Alcohol Gel, *Aleve/Naproxen, Antibacterial Ointment, Antibiotics, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, *Asprin (Low-Dose – 81mg), *Benedryl/Diphenhydramine Tablets/Capsules, *Bisacodyl/Ducolax Tablets, Cefalexin, Cefuroxime (any Cephalosporin), *Chewable Anti-Acid Tablets, *Child/Infant Tylenol Drops, Co-Amoxiclav (Augmentin), *Cough Syrup (i.e. Robitussin), Ear Drops, *Refresh and Saline Eye Drops, Folic Acid, *Hydrocortisone Cream, *Ibuprofen (200 and 400 mg), *Immodium/Loperamide Tablets,Metronidazole (Flagyl), Oral Rehydration Salts, Paracetamol, *Pepto-Bismol Tablets, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), *Tylenol/Acetaminophen (325 and 500mg), *Vitamins of All Types Including *Children’s Chewable (not gummy),*Adult Vitamins, and *Senior One-a-Days, and *Zyrtec/Cetirizine Tablets

Other Supplies:
*Sunglasses, *Reader Glasses of All Strengths (No Prescription Glasses), *Hand Creams and Lotions, *Sample Size Sunscreen, *Small Size Hand Soap, and *Chap Stick

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of October 22, 2018

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.