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.
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
(Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(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
*Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, *Solar-Powered Working Laptops, *Tablets, USB Cables, and *Working Laptops
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
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
Castanets, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, and Recorders
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Ping-Pong Paddles and Balls, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, and Pillows
Bowls, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, and Spatulas
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
Antibiotics, Arnica and Calendula Creams, Arnica Pellets, Dr. Bach Rescue Remedy, Folic Acid, Homeopathic Remedies, and Ibuprofen
Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel
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.