Category Archives: Needs

Hygiene and School Kits

HYGIENE,Newborn, School KITS SUPPLIES

The hygiene kits have the following. 2 bars of soap, toothpaste, 4 tooth brushes, 2 wash clothes, comb, and brush. Some times we have to go out and buy some of these. We also have to buy the zip lock bags. Newborn kits 4 cloth diapers 4 diaper pins We have these at our warehouse. 2 receiving blankets 2 pairs of socks 2 baby onesys jump suit 2 small baby bottles – We have these at our warehouse.

School kits 4 notebooks – 150 pages each 4 pencils 1 box of colored pencils 1 scissors 1 pencil sharpener 1 12″ ruller 1 eraser

All of these can be put in a 1 gallon zip lock bag.

 

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Needed Kits

Here are some kits that are needed for our humanitarian projects. If you would like to make these kits and contact us at Charity Anywhere

Hygiene Kit

2 unbreakable combs without sharp handles 4 toothbrushes 1 tube of toothpaste (6-8 oz.) 2 bars of soap (3.5 oz. each)| hand towels All items are put in a 1-gallon zip-lock bag

School Kit 4 unsharpened pencils 1 rubber pencil eraser, approximately 1-2” 1 pair of blunt nosed scissors with metal blades 1 pencil sharpener 1 straight edge ruler – 12” Glued or spiral bound notebooks with lined sheets, 8” x 10.5” or 8.5” x 11” – Notebooks should total approximately 450 sheets 1 set assorted colored pencils (at least 12 per set, approximately 7” long)

Newborn Kit

4 single thickness cloth diapers, approximately 25” x 27”  (No pre-fold or disposable diapers) 4 diaper safety pins 1 pair booties or baby socks 2 bars of soap (3.5 oz)  Ivory or other non-allergenic brand 1 receiving blanket (36” x 36” to 45” x 45”) 1 layette gown, size NB to 6 months (No footed sleepers, buttons, zippers, or strings) All items in a 2-gallon zip-lock bag

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My Popcorn Party in Cuzco Peru

My Popcorn Party in Cuzco, Peru

April 2011

Susan and I were part of a team of medical and dental workers who had come to Peru to help the poor indigenous people in the mountains.  We were in Cuzco during Easter weekend before we had to set off to our designated work place.

As part of the Easter religious celebration, there was a big parade.  It was very long and solemn and depicted the death of Jesus.  The procession snaked through the city very slowly and reverently as mourners remembered the sacrifice of the Savior with slow drum beats and music.

We were determined to see the parade and decided to pick a spot on the parade route on the huge steps outside the Catholic Cathedral. The steps were almost like bleachers and overlooked the main town square.  We were not sure how soon the parade would get to our spot but many locals were gathering in this area.

We waited and waited.  Nothing even looked like the procession was coming.  A mother with a little boy and girl carried a big basket to a place where we were sitting.  The big basket was filled with sacks of popcorn.  The little boy and girl started going up and down the street selling the popcorn.  I noticed that they did not have much success.  There was about 8 in our group so I thought that it would be nice to just go down and buy 8 bags of popcorn.  When I got to the big basket I saw that they had about 40 bags.

I asked the little boy how much a bag of popcorn cost and I think it was like 50 cents.  I then asked how much it would be to buy the whole basket!  He did not understand what I was asking.  I thought how fun it would be to buy the whole basket and then give it out to the people sitting on the bleachers.

One of our group spoke Spanish and so she asked the little boy.  He ran and got his mom and we negotiated a price for the whole basket.  It was like $20.  I started giving the popcorn away to the children that were around us.  They loved it!

As soon as I paid the mom the $20, the little boy took off on a dead run to somewhere.  We couldn’t figure out where he had gone.  He was all smiles.  After 10 minutes I realized why he ran so fast.  He returned with another big basket full of bags of popcorn!  He was one sharp little business man.  When he saw that he was sold out of product he immediately took off for more.

As the little girl and mom handed out the free popcorn, the audience of children in the bleachers literally mobbed them.  I tried to control the give away but was rather unsuccessful. I was totally pleased with the results in that the little family were successful in selling their popcorn.  That was the best $20 I have ever spent!

These are not the boys but they looked just like these boys.

Gordon Carter

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Eagle Project Ideas

  • Family photos in a developing country.  Take a printer with the scout.  Print photo in evening after the family photo.  Have troop make picture frames for photos.  Deliver to family in frame.
  • Gather baseball equipment, uniforms, hats, gloves, etc.  Deliver to Dominicun republic
  • Gather quilts.  Make Quilts.
  • Gather vitamins and bag in zip loc bags 30 to the bag.
  • Make hygiene kits.
  • Gather Spanish books for poor Mexican school libraries.
  • Make school kits.
  • Gather used eyeglasses, clean, grade and wrap for future trips to developing countries.
  • Gather used shoes.  Clean, grade, and categorize for future trips to developing countries.
  • Gather English books for Southern Indian reservation school libraries in Utah.
  • Make newborn kits.
  • Gather soccer balls, uniforms, goalie gloves, nets.

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Beyond 5, Help

The singing group Beyond 5 from Nashville, Tennessee helped load donations for the street kids in Bogota Colombia.  The donations included 40 hygiene kits and 20 pairs of boys shoes and 20 pairs of girls shoes.  The donations were distributed this week in Bogota.  Beyond 5 is from Nashville, Tennessee.  Check out their website HERE.

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New Projects

Oct. 1-3 – Navajo indian reservation in northern Arizona.  deliver needed goods to individual senior citizens on the Navaj  o reservation.  Diapers, coats, sweaters, towels, paper products, school supplies, shoes, clothing, wet wipes, bed pads, eye glasses, tooth paste, 3 Nov. 21-29 Santa Clara, Ecuador.  construction crew to build homes and a dental office.  Open Nov. 19-22 rosariao,MX – Construction Nov. 22-29 rosarito, MX – Construction Dec. 1-9 – Pujo State Government officials visit SLC Dec. 20-26 – rosarito,MX – Santa claus and construction Dec. 26-Jan. 2 – rosarito, MX – construction, education and eye glasses project Mar. 7=14 -Otavalo, Ecuador – Medical, dental and construction Mar. 7-14 – Rosarito, MX construction May. 9-16  Santa Clara, Ecuador – Dental June. 8-13 – rosarito, MX construction JUly 11-18 – Xalapa, MX construction project Aug. 8-15 – Santa Clara, Ecuador – construction project. Aug. 8-15 – Rosarito, MX. construction

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