Address: Calle Raymondi 253, Iquitos – Maynas – Loreto
Opening hours: Monday to Friday (8:00 -17:30)
For questions about dropping off supplies, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community First Aid Center serves over 14 communities located along the Amazon River.
Band-Aids, Gauze, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
Antibacterial Ointment, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, Antihistamine, and Aspirin
School supplies for the children of the Riberenos (River inhabitants).
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Paper, Pencil Sharpeners, Pens, and Rulers
Children’s Sandals and Flip-Flops
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.