March 17, 2011

Spring Wish List

LEAVING YOUR DONATION AT THE LIBRARY:
Our English speaking staff member, Carlos, can answer any questions you have. Please do not hesitate to leave your donation with Carlos, whether it's a donation in kind or a cash donation. PLEASE BE SURE to sign our guest book with your name and a description of what you donated.
 

Most needed items:
--glue guns and glue sticks to use in them
--foam craft sheets
--water based paints (liter size or larger work well, we pour them into smaller dishes for kids to use)
--paint brushes, various sizes
--different colors of glitter
--other stuff for arts & crafts such as feathers, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, sequins, rhinestones or other items that can be glued, etc.
--tissue paper
--crepe paper
--stencils for drawing pictures
--large sheets of construction paper or lightweight posterboard (can be purchased locally in Playa del Carmen, they sell packs of 200 sheets at Sam's or City Club)
--Math work books for kids of all ages, preferably in Spanish if possible
--Small (individual size) whiteboards

Toys/prizes used as incentives for our reading programs and special events (such as the upcoming Dia del Nino celebration on April 30th).
Please remember: NO broken toys, NO big toys (no room in crowded homes), NO toys or games that require knowledge of English, and NO toys that need batteries (no money to replace them).

Items the kids have expressed interest in:
--bakugan toys
--transformer toys
--building blocs like legos, duplos or megablocks
--hot wheels cars
--beads for making necklaces and bracelets
--educational games/toys for small children: block sets, puzzles using colors and shapes of varying types, games that require concentration such as memory, uno, crazy 8s)
--dolls
--small purses for young teen girls
--shoes for boys & girls

School supplies that we do NOT currently need:
--erasers
--scissors
--colored pencils
--calculators
--rulers
--markers
--pens or pencils
--crayons
--scotch tape
--stickers
--chalks

We always are looking for items for our fabulously popular clothing bazaar fund-raisers: We are having bazaars every other month, so if you're coming down and looking to clean out a few closets, we'd be happy to get your gently used clothes!

Our most popular item is clothing for kids. Small or medium adult sizes also sell well. Anything XL or larger is simply too big for the locals who come to the bazaars.
Other items we sell well:
--anything for infants or youth sizes, or small adult sizes, LIGHTWEIGHT clothing, such as: shorts, t-shirts, skorts, bathing suits, camis, tank tops, flip-flops, sneakers, b-ball caps, sun hats, umbrellas, any trendy clothes - Old Navy, Children's Place, Circo, Gap... Light SHORT skirts - long ones are too long for locals.

2 comments:

Elizabeth G said...

We are heading down to the Akumal area on June 3. Is this wishlist still up to date? Any thing here you need the most, or are there some items on here that are no longer needed?

Teri A. said...

We will be there the first two weeks in September. Bringing a donation, just want to make sure I bring what you really need.