Donations  

Many groups ask what they can bring to help out the kids. If you’re able to carry extra bags with donations, we really appreciate it! Here are some suggestions. Many of these things are expensive or difficult to find in the Dominican Republic.

–Kids Alive International

Toys & Gifts: 

 Kids books and movies (in Spanish) 

 Small dolls

 Stuffed animals

 Games (uno, checkers, etc.)

 Toy trucks and cars 

Sports: 

 Balls– soccer, volleyball, playground 

 Ball pumps and needles  

 Skipping ropes

 Frisbees 

 Soccer clothes and shoes 

School and Office Supplies: 

 Construction paper

 Other paper– lined, chart, cardstock, and decorative

 Liquid glue

 Scissors

 Staplers

 Backpacks

 Stapled notebooks

 Pencils (regular and larger for learning to write)

 Colored pencils

 Pencil sharpeners

 Erasers

 Paper cutters

 Dry erase and permanent markers

 3 hole punches

 Sidewalk chalk

 Microscopes and slides

 Recorders (flute type)

 Math flash cards

 Spanish kids books & novels

 Manipulative toys (e.g., lego)

 Stickers

Tools:

 Tape measures

 Hammers

 Safety glasses

 Levels

 Drill bits

 Socket sets

 Hand tools

 Paint scrapers

 Brushes

 Rollers 

Basic Medical Items:

more detailed medical list available upon request

 Band-Aids

 Hand sanitizer 

 Children’s Tylenol

 Lice treatments

Clothing:

 School pants – khaki or navy 

 School skirts – khaki 

 School shoes - black

 White buttoned shirts

 Children’s belts (esp. black)

 Socks - undergarments (toddler to young adult)

 Sandals

 Tennis shoes (especially for older kids)

 Conservative children’s clothes (mostly needed for older kids)

Other:

 Larger sheet sets

 Blankets - children’s lifejackets

 Extension cords

 Rubbermade containers

* Please check with your site director to distribute donations