Amazon Explorama Lodges

Project #1

Adopt-A-School has been providing books and school supplies to rural, rainforest communities along the Amazon and Napo Rivers for 23 years. Through our lodges, our sister non-profit (CONAPAC), and CONAPAC’s donor base, we provide these materials annually to over 3,500 teachers and students from kindergarten through high school. Additional support materials, particularly craft supplies, are difficult to come by and are expensive to buy locally.


General School Supplies:
Dry-Erase Markers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

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

Art Supplies:
Large Wood Tongue Depressors

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Volleyball Nets

Carpenter Pencils

Project #2

The CONAPAC Amazon Library is a public library in the Peruvian Amazon rain forest with a collection of non-fiction and fiction books for adults and children. It also has a small computer lab in each of its two branches and many other resource materials for children and adults.

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


Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction (‘How-To Books’; Biographies; Books to Inspire, Educate, Open Minds, Help with Enterprise Development, etc.), Children’s Storybooks, Technology, Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, and Young Readers and Teenage Fiction

Hesperian Health Guides:
(Spanish) Where There Is No Doctor, Helping Health Workers Learn, Where There Is No Dentist, Disabled Village Children, Where Women Have No Doctor, A Book for Midwives, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities, and Community Guide to Environmental Health

Library Supplies:
*Professional Book Binding Thread and Needles, *Professional Clear Book Repair Adhesive Tape, *Plain Colors to Create Photo Memory Albums, and *Three-Ring Binders – 2 1/2″ Width (12)

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 26, 2017

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.