Accommodation

GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast

Some of the items can be purchased once here locally. If you would like to purchase some of the items for the children after arriving in Peru, please contact us at gringowasi2012@hotmail.com and we will be happy to go over what items can be easily purchased here.

Project

Niños Del Sol is a magical place in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru – A place where orphaned, neglected and abused children find a loving home, a future, a family, and are living happily ever after against all odds. We serve 18 children from the ages of 9 through 22. They are excelling, attending college, dreaming big, and will be the future of Peru.

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

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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:
(Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Hesperian Health Guides:
(Spanish) Where There Is No Doctor and Where There Is No Dentist

Computer Hardware/Software:
*Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, *Solar-Powered Working Laptops, *Tablets, USB Cables, and *Working Laptops

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

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paint Brushes, and Wire Cutters

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, and Recorders

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Ping-Pong Paddles and Balls, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Whistles

First Aid:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, and Pillows

Kitchen:
Bowls, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, and Spatulas

Health/Personal Grooming:
Combs, Dr. Bronner’s Soaps, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Multivitamin Tablets, Natural Healthcare Products, Natural Toothpaste Without Sugar or Additives, Sanitary Napkins, Toothbrushes, and Vaseline

Medications:
Antibiotics, Arnica and Calendula Creams, Arnica Pellets, Dr. Bach Rescue Remedy, Folic Acid, Homeopathic Remedies, and Ibuprofen

Gardening:
Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

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.