The Alejandro Alvear school educates 80 students from ages 4 through 17 years old on the island of San Cristrobal. The Corazones Unidos school, also on the island, educates over 15 children from ages 7 through 15 years old with special needs.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, Word, and Animals
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Human Body and World Maps
(Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books
Acrylic Brushes and Paints and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Printers and Solar-Powered Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, and Tambourines
Soccer Balls and Whistles
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.