Category Archives: Service Projects

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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USU Volunteer in Guatemala

I’m not fluent yet but the classes are great!! Hopefully I’ll be ready by the time i finish my classes!

Things are going great. Yvonne has some really good ideas to get more volunteers to come and I’m happy to help her make that happen. She really cares so much about what she is doing down here and that makes me care too. I hope before my time is done I will have made a big impact. I have loved Antigua so much! The town is gorgeous and I can’t get over all the beautiful architecture and scenery. Luckily I was able to go see one of the volcanoes nearby, volcan de pacaya. It was so awesome!! The first pictures attached are of me at the volcano. The view of Guatemala City was gorgeous from up there. We also roasted marshmallows at the top which was super fun. At Sheny’s house there was an amazing view of volcan de fuego. If you look closely then you can see the smoke rising from the top. They also had a dead cat that was always sleeping nearby. The architecture in the city is incredible. The picture there is in the Central Park area and is just the most beautiful building. I think that’s all for now!! Thanks so much!!

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18 Month Schedule

This is our schedule for the next 18 months.  This schedule is not in concrete and can be changed and added to.  If any of you have suggestions, additions, or changes let me know. Aug. 18-27 ,2016  Ecuador – Medical, dental to the earth quake area. Oct. 3-10, 2016  Guatemala – Dental from Mexico. Senahu, Guatemala Nov. 4-13 Dominican Republic -Med and dental, construction, education Nov. 19-26, 2016  TJ, rocky point, and Ecuador.  Construction, medical and dental. Dec. 26-Jan.2, 2017 – TJ, Agua Prieta, Rocky Point, Construction March 11-19 Tena Ecuador – Medical dental construction April 2-9, 2017 Mexico Construction.  Utah schools spring break. April 15-22, 2017 Guatemala – Medical, dental, construction . Easter week. June 9-17, 2017  Mexico – Construction July 8-15 , 2017 Mexico – Construction Aug. 12-19, 2017 Mexico – Construction Nov. 18-26, 2017 – Ecuador – Thanksgiving week

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Eagle Project Ideas

CHARITY ANYWHERE FOUNDATION EAGLE PROJECT LIST This is the list of projects we have done.

1. Collect used shoes, gather, clean, size, and bag by category. 2. Collect eyeglasses – clean, grade, wrap, and box by category 3. Collect school supplies – box 4. Collect diabetic supplies – box by category 5. Collect dental supplies – tooth brushes, paste, fluoride – Deliver to Mexico and apply fluoride at grade schools. 6. Make picture frames – Go to Mexico with camera and printer. Take family pictures, frame and give to families 7. Gather sporting equipment – used tennis balls, soccer balls, baseball equipment, basketballs – box 8. Gather wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes – clean and box 9. Go to a 3rd world country and organize at high schools a cleanup the neighborhood drive. Provide management and trash bags. 10. Collect used computers.Check and Clean, Box into categories. One scout got 90 computers from Logan high school. 11. Buy vitamins at Costco and then bag 25 in Ziplock mini bags . 12. Approach dentists on any dental equipment not being used. Clean, list and deliver to SLC. 13. Gather books, English and Spanish, for poor Mexican school libraries. 14. Weave rag rugs. 15. Collect old tools and organize into tool kits. 16. Collect sewing items – thread, needles, scissors, thimble, measuring tape, pins. Organize and put into kits.

No clothing.

I hope this gives you some ideas. We have a way to get these items delivered to the poor in a 3rd world country. You can come along or just deliver to SLC to our warehouse.

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Spring Break Project 2015

Charity Anywhere Foundation’s Mission is to give ordinary people the life changing opportunity to provide needed medical care, dental services and basic shelter to less developed countries while concurrently forever changing the mind and heart of the volunteer for good. This service trip took place in Tijuana, Mexico during spring break of 2015.

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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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