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.
23 wheelchairs are going to Ecuador with BYU nursing students.
A few families got together to do a service project in Tijuana Mexico over spring break. Clint Carter took his camera along and took some video of the event. He wasn’t able to stay util the project was over but here is some of the video it put together.
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
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)
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
My Popcorn Party in Cuzco, Peru
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!
- 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.
Nov. 17-26 Ecuador – construction – Leader Orem Home SchoolersDec. 26– Jan. 2 Tijuana – construction – Leader Will Sant and Bracken Lind