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.
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
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles
Frisbees and Jump Ropes
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear
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.
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Swabs/Wipes,Spacers for Asthmatic Patients,Tongue Depressors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste,and Urine Dipsticks
Opthalmoscope and Otoscopes
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)
Pregnancy Testing Kits
Antibiotic Ointments,Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths,*Toothbrushes (Individually Packaged), *Travel Size Toothpaste, and *Vaseline (Small Size)
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
*Sunglasses, *Reader Glasses of All Strengths (No Prescription Glasses), *Hand Creams and Lotions, *Sample Size Sunscreen, *Small Size Hand Soap, and *Chap Stick
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.