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Project #1

Picaflor House Community Project is a holistic after-school educational program for 80 children in a mountain village near Cusco. The project gives free classes and homework help to under-privileged children and provides a safe place to play, learn traditional music, and dance. The children are provided free fruit, clean drinking water and a nutritious lunch daily.

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

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, Compasses, *Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, *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:
(English and 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:
(English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

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

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

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Gardening:
Books about Gardening, *Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, *Gardening Gloves, *Hand Fork, *Small Pruning Shears, *Spades, and *Trowel

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Project #2

Peru Dog Rescue Shelter’s main objective is to nurture the dogs back to health through receiving veterinary treatment at the hands of partner veterinarians, as well as loving care from veterinary students and volunteers. Whenever possible the animals from the dog shelter are re-homed with loving families.

All of the dogs at the shelter are routinely vaccinated against rabies, distemper, parvovirus, coronavirus, hepatitis and leptospirosis. They are also de-wormed and de-flead approximately every 45 days. In addition dogs are neutered when funding is available to help control the population of unwanted dogs.

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

Needs

General Medical:
Alcohol Gel, Alcohol Swabs, Alcohol (70%), Disinfectant – F10 supplies, Sanitary Napkins, and Scissors

Surgical:
Crepe Bandages and Dressings

Syringes:
5 ml Syringes, 10ml Syringes, 20ml Syringes, and 50ml Syringes

Medications:
Antifungal Cream and Wound Spray

Animal Food:
*Avi Plus Hand Rearing Formula, *Cat Food, *Cat Snacks, *Dog Food, *Dog Snacks, *Hill A/D Cat Food, and *Pronutro (Vanilla)

Linens:
Bathing Towels, Swimming Towels, and Heavy Duty Blankets

Animal Supplies:
*Blankets, Brushes and Combs, Cat Carriers, Cat Crates, Chew Toys, Collars, Dog Carriers (All Sizes), Dog Crates (All Sizes), Dog Gates, Feeding Trays, Flea Shampoo, *Food and Water Bowls (metal is best), Frontline, Grooming Tools, Harnesses, Heartgard Dewormer, Leashes, *Pet Bedding, Pet Shampoo and Conditioners, *Rugs, Small Plastic Swimming Pools, and Water Bottles

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of November 16, 2019

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.