Accommodation

    Yarina Eco Lodge

    Yarina Eco Lodge, is a founding member of the YUTURI Conservation Group, we offer you the option to buy the supplies you want to donate in some markets in Ecuador. If interested, please contact your sales advisor or write to us at info@yuturi.com.

    Project

    Yarina Eco Lodge started 10 years ago as a program to teach the importance of conserving wildlife and our environment with the local community. Year by year, as the lodge continued to grow, it changed and developed new important forms of work with the local people, along with national and international tourists. Today, the lodge is considered one of the most important and best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Spanish) Dictionaries

    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, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Mobile Phones, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles

    Music Instruments:
    Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, and Maracas

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Whistles

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, New Underwear, and *Rubber Boots (Ecuadorian Sizes 32-40)

    Linens:
    Bath Towels and Mosquito Nets

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Vaseline

    Gardening:
    Books about Gardening

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of June 10, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.