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
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.