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    Project

    Alejandro Alvear School educates 80 students from ages 4 through 17 years old on the island of San Cristrobal. The Corazones Unidos Foundation, also on the island, helps over 15 children from ages 7 through 15 years old with special needs, focusing on education and social areas.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Spanish) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English and Spanish) Alphabet, Fauna & Flora, 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

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Tablets and Working Laptops

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

    Music Instruments:
    Flutes, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, and Tambourines

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

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

    Office Supplies:
    Scissors, Staplers, and Permanent Markers

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of August 7, 2020

    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.