#113: Knitting Cotton, Zambia: $50.00 will buy a case (58 skeins) of knitting cotton for the women in the Mehaba Refugee Settlement. The cotton is used to provide vocational training classes in knitting and crochet for 500 women. The classes are conducted in knitting circles which develop skills, inform women about health and safety issues and provide a safe space for women to heal from the challenges of poverty and displacement. Associated Organization: www.FORGEnow.com.
|#112: School Desks, Supplies, Uniforms and Shoes, Cameroon: $25.00 buys a desk with a bench, $20.00 buys a student uniform and shoes, $40.00 buys a student mattress and bedding and $16.00 buys chalk, erasers, pencils, rulers and notebooks for deaf students ages 4-20 years old. 84 students attend the Buea residential school for the deaf which was founded and is run by deaf adults. Most students are from poor families.
#111: Sewing Machine and Supplies, China/Burma: $70.00 buys a sewing machine and $45.00 buys enough yarn, zippers, buttons and scissors for one year of handicraft training for a woman in need. After one year of vocational training and counseling, women can return to their villages and make a living. Associated organization: www.foundationburma.org.
#110: Peanut Butter Machine, Zimbabwe: $200.00 will buy a machine that makes peanut butter. The caretakers of orphans and vulnerable children in the community of Buhera Muraminda have requested this machine so that they can make and sell peanut butter in order to help the early childhood education and orphan care initiative become self sufficient. Associated Organization: Child Resource Institute Zimbabwe, www.icrichild.org.
#109: Art Supplies, San Leandro, CA: $5.00 will provide art supplies (crayons, brushes, paper) for children who are patients or visitors at the George Mark Children's home. This is the only pediatric respite, transitional and end of life house in the US. They provide quality care for children and families. www.georgemark.org.
#108: Ducklings, Burma: $10.00 buys a baby duckling to support animal husbandry projects at two orphanages in rural Burma. After the orphanages buy the ducks, care takers will raise ducks for eggs and for sale to keep the orphanage running. The orphanages provide ongoing care, education and health to 260 children. www.thehungryduckling.googlepages.com
#107: Malarial Nets, Pokuase, Ghana: $4.40 will provide a Long Lasting Insecticidal Malaria Prevention Net to a child aged 2-5. One to three million people die each year from malaria and 70% of them are children under five. Associated Organization: WomensTrust, www.womenstrust.org.
#106: Mattresses, Blankets, Plates and Spoons, Huntington Village Day Care Center, near Nelspruit, South Africa: Huntington Village Day Care Center needs mattresses $26.00); blankets ($10:00); plates and spoons (90 cents) for children under the age of 4. This center provides day care for the children of teenage mothers who have returned to school.
#105: Goats, Bees, & Mushrooms, Nepal: The following are needed for the Nestling Home: $17.00 for a goat, $22.00 for a beehive; $20.00 for mushroom seed packets and $328.00 for a greenhouse for off-season vegetable production. This home provides indigent children of prisoners with food, shelter, education and vocational training. Associated Organization: PAM (Prisoners Assistance Mission/Nepal).
#104: Oxen and Carts, Burma/Myanmar: An ox costs $400.00 (2 needed per cart) and a wooden cart costs $800.00. These would be used communally to transport water, construction material and crops in a rural village and to go to the town markets. Associated Organization: Rural Development Society.
#103: Water Well, Cambodia: $220.00 provides a hand pump well for a multi-generational family of farmers that normally would have to walk 3 km in each direction to get water, so that they can grow their vegetables to sell at the market. Associated Project: Friends of Cambodia Child's Dream, www.friendsofccd.org
#102: Books, Dublin, CA: $5.00 - $10.00 provides a book to a child (infant to 12 years) who is waiting to visit a family member who is an inmate at Santa Rita Jail. The children can take the books home after their visit. Associated Organization: Alameda County Library Foundation, www.aclf.org, Start with A Story Program.
#101: Cooking Supplies, Colombia: Commercial cooking supplies are needed for a women’s cooperative on the Pacific coast. Pans $45.00 - $50.00; steel table $100.00; 60 cup coffee maker $135.00; and oven $325.00. Associated organization: International Center of Education and Human Development, www.cinde.org.
#100: Medical Clinic Supplies, Haiti: A medical clinic is being built in rural Haiti that will serve 4000 people. They need: Gloves, $6.00/box; Digital Thermometers, $6.00 each; Scales, $15.00 each; Blood Pressure cuffs and Stethoscopes, $20.00 each; Exam Table, $100.00 and a Generator $360.00. Associated Organization: www.sionfunds.org.
#99: Bedding, Thailand: $15.00 buys bedding for orphans and vulnerable children who are living in hill areas in Northern Thailand. Most of the children have fled across the border from Burma, with family members, neighbors or other children. Associated Organization: Foundation for the People of Burma, www.foundationburma.org.
#98: Mosquito Netting, Duk Padiet, Sudan: $15.00 will purchase mosquito netting for refugees returning to Sudan. Netting prevents the spread of malaria and saves many lives, especially those of children. Associated Organization: The Lost Boys of Sudan, www.onewithus-helpduk.org.
#97: New Classroom, Beltar Village, Udayapur district of Nepal: Following are needed to build a classroom for the Raktamala Primary School: $70 Cement; $70 Sand; $70 Wood, $210 Bricks and $70 Classroom Furniture. Labor and local materials will be donated by the villagers.
#96: Chairs, Desks and Notebooks, southern Sudan, Africa: $35.00 will buy a chair, $50.00 will buy a desk, and .75 cents will provide a notebook for returning refugee primary school children. The associated organization: www.rebuildsudan.org, is building schools (windows: $100.00; doors: $150.00; nails and tools for one classroom: $350.00).
#95: Musical Instruments, Ladakh, India: $26.00 will buy a flute, $64.00 will buy an acoustic guitar and $360.00 will buy a keyboard for visually impaired children at the Mahabodhi School and Hostel for Visually Impaired. Students who are generally ignored are receiving care and vocational training. Associated Organization: www.mahabodhi-ladakh.org.
#94: Food, Utensils and Medical Supplies, Lesotho, Africa: $25.00 will provide food, utensils and supplies for one-two weeks for HIV/AIDS patients and their families in three villages near the capital of Maseru. $10.00 will buy one box of medical supplies and equipment for a health center. These centers serve thousands of patients each year.
#93: Manicure and Pedicure Tools, Peru: $200 will buy all the necessary equipment for one trained woman to start her own manicure and pedicure business. The beneficiaries are women rescued from the sexual exploitation industry when they were children.
#92: Basketball Court, Kenya: Cement costs $10 per bag for building a basketball court; $300 will provide the basket, metal posts, rings, boards and scoreboard for a juvenile facility in western Kenya. The boys, ages 13-18, and staff will build the court to provide a formal sports education program.
#91: School Supplies, Nepal: $17.00 will provide a school uniform, backpack and basic supplies for a child to go to school for a year in Kathmandu. Without these supplies it is virtually impossible for these impoverished children to attend class. Associated organization: Global Family Village Nepal.
#90: Sewing Machine, Ethiopia: $200.00 will buy an industrial strength sewing machine for a women’s cooperative in Hossana, Ethiopia. These women are living with HIV/AIDS and need to support themselves and their families. Associated organization: ETINE. Their goal is to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS through education and social programs.
#89: Malarial Medicine and Bed Netting, Burma: $5.00 provides a bed net and $8.00 provides malarial treatment and training by a mobile health team in rural hill areas of Burma where there is no other access to health care.
#88: Orphanage Building Supplies, Monrovia, Liberia: Unit supply costs include: foundation cement $10 per 50# bag; box of nails $20, plywood sheet $25, steel beam $80, door $150 and window $170. The orphanage will house children who have been ravaged by war.
#87: Beekeeping Equipment, Botswana: $85:00 buys a set of beekeeping coveralls and tools and $100 buys a beehive for income-generation for unemployed recent high school graduates. The income from each hive can support a household of 8-10 people. Training is provided.
#86: Books, China: Books, China: $5.00 - $50 will buy books for the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center Library. This grass roots library is a specialized heritage protection learning and research resource center helping local communities to protect their cultural heritage
#85: Cement, Uganda: $556.00 will provide a cement floor for the Home of Comfort Orphanage in Uganda (Wakiso District). This orphanage houses 36 children from the northern refugee camps, many of whom were used as child soldiers or sex slaves.
#84: Bedding, Kenya: Bedding costs are: $7.00 (sheet); $6.00 (blanket), $8.00 (pillow) and $12.50 (mattress) for orphans and destitute secondary students (age 14-22) who attend the school and live at the Ghetto in the Urban Rehabilitation Education Center in Nairobi. The school provides them their only educational opportunity.
#83: Health Education and Family Planning Books, Myanmar (Burma): $25.00 will provide an updated set of health education books for one hill tribe village in the Shan State. Books include reliable information on AIDS prevention, basic sanitation, family planning and other public health issues. Associated Organization: The Burma Village Assistance Project.
#82: Sweaters, Blankets, Chairs, Tables and Door, Namibia: The following items can be purchased for children between the ages of 6 and 14 living and going to school in a squatter’s camp: sweater ($5.00), blanket ($5.50), plastic chair ($6.00), plastic table ($32.00), steel door ($90) and padlock ($3.00) for a pre-fab building.
#81: Wheelchairs, China: $76 will provide a wheelchair for a disabled person in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous region, western Sichuan province, China. A list of 50 people has been developed by the county branches of the Disabled Person’s Federation. A team of volunteer physical therapists and doctors ensures that the chairs are appropriate for the individual’s needs. Associated Organization: www.khamaid.org
#80: Cleft Palate and Lip Operation Expenses, Laos: $21.00 provides transportation by boat or bus; $17.00 pays for food for the patient and one family member for 4 days; $20.00 pays for medication. Surgery and operating costs are paid by Interplast and other volunteer medical teams.
#79: Hospital Supplies, Nepal: $5.00 will provide a bedcover, $114 will provide medical instrument wrappers and hospital clothing and $171 will buy material for curtains for doors and windows at a district hospital in Parasi, Nepal. Associated Organization: International Women’s Sewing Group, Nepal.
#78: Food and Water, Honduras: $20.00 a week provides clean bottled drinking water and $50.00 supplies food for one day for the 21 children, ages 3-13, at the Majken Broby Children’s Home in Roatan, Honduras. Associated Organization: www.roatanchildrensfund.com.
#77: School Tables, Chairs and Workbooks, India: $35.00 will provide a table and $10 will buy chairs constructed by village carpenters in Samthar; India. $10.00 will purchase a student workbook for an English for Young Learners classroom. Associated Organization: Project Awake and Shine
#76: Feminine Supplies and School Supplies, Zimbabwe: $3.50 will buy a packet of sanitary napkins; $8.50 will buy a pencil, pen, and textbook or exercise book. Most girls in Zimbabwe lack basic resources, which are vital in assisting them with their education. If they do not have these supplies, they do not go to school. Associated Organization: International Child Resource Institute.
#75: Helmets, Gloves and Jackets, Guatemala: $53.00 will provide a motorbike helmet, $33.00 will buy a pair of gloves and $55.00 will purchase a protective jacket for local outreach health care workers. They travel to the remote regions to identify patients for needed surgeries, which are available free of charge to poor people. Rotary is raising funds for the motorbikes.
#74: Medicine and Winter Coats, Laos: $2.50 will buy a warm jacket and $50.00 will purchase medicines for one year for children at the Luang Prabang Orphanage where 350 children from 7 to 16 years of age live. Many children have lost their parents due to unexploded bombs left over from the Viet Nam war.
#73: Food and Clothing: Lobatse, Botswana: $2.00 provides beans, porridge, rice, vegetables, bread and fruit for one day; $5.00 buys a pair of jeans; $4.00 buys a T-shirt; $5.00 buys shoes; and $.83 buys socks for orphans and vulnerable children. Associated Organization: Botswana Association for Psychological Rehabilitation.
#72: Clothing and School Supplies, Da Nang, Vietnam: $2.00 pays for socks and raincoats; $4.00 for a traditional dress for girls or a school uniform for boys; and $7.00 provides a notebook, pens and supplies for orphaned, disadvantaged, disabled or at-risk children ages 6 –17. There are 150 students at the Village of Hope; 45 students are deaf. Associated organization: East Meets West, www.eastmeetswest.org.
#71: Food, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia: Every Thursday food is distributed by volunteers to men, women and children in need. The food costs per person are: $.16 for rice; $.11 for milk; $.07 for crackers; and $.09 for noodles.
#70: Complete home-based solid state lighting systems powered by solar energy, Rwanda: $25 buys two 12 volt rechargeable batteries that last 5 years; $40.00 buys a solar panel for a home lighting system and $140 buys equipment to provide ultra-efficient, safe, clean lighting for one house (2 LED lights, battery, solar panel, switches and wiring). Associated Organization: Light Up The World Foundation, www.lutw.org
#69: Candle-making and Basket-making Supplies, Botswana: The New Xade settlement for people living with HIV/AIDS is developing sustainable projects to provide basic income. The following items are needed: $79.00 for 1 50kg bag of candle wax; $47.00 for a slicing knife; $32.00 for 1 2-liter bottle candle dye; and $66.00 for 6 months of basket making supplies.
#68: Study Tables, Ghana: $20.00 will buy a study table for a secondary school for girls in Damongo, Northern Region, Ghana. This is the only secondary school in an area where the literacy rate is 5%. By receiving an education, the 15-18 year old girls can break the cycle of poverty. This project is associated with a textbook and library book project in Canada.
#67: Blankets and Mattresses, Kenya: $10.00 will buy a blanket and $35.00 will buy a mattress for a boy between the ages of 15-18 in a juvenile detention center in western Kenya. Currently 400 boys sleep on cement floors and there is one blanket for each group of 5 boys to share. Most of the boys are there because of dire circumstances.
#66: Stoves, Bedding and Clothing for Leper Colony in Nepal: $7.00 will buy a woman’s shawl or men’s sweater; $10.00 will buy a winter quilt and $17.00 will provide a kerosene stove for one elderly leprosy victim living in a colony near Pokhara, Nepal. Associated Organization: www.virtueschildrennepal.org.
#65: Cribs, Nepal: $48.00 will provide a new crib at the Bal Mandir Orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal. Currently 3-4 children are sharing a crib. This causes skin diseases, illness and unsanitary conditions. Having their own crib would improve their health, sanitation and well-being. Associated organization: National Children’s Organization of Nepal. www.nconepal.org.
#64: Children’s Dental Care, El Salvador: $2.00 buys a toothbrush and toothpaste; $10 buys one year of fluoride treatments for a child. Most children under the age of 6 in rural El Salvador suffer from severe tooth decay caused by poor nutrition and poor oral hygiene. The Salvadorian Association for Rural Health, www.asaprosar.org, and University of California, Berkeley are training community health workers and families on nutrition, tooth brushing and dental care for children.
#63: Burn Treatment: Chile $50.00 pays for 1 month of treatment at a specialized clinic for a Latin American child who has been burned. Treatment is provided free of charge to the family, giving new life to the child through both physical and emotional healing. Associated organization: COANIQUEM Burned Children Foundation, www.burnedchildren.org.
#62: Food for Famine in Kenya: $2.00 provides 3 meals a day for a student at the Kiteta Girls Secondary School in eastern Kenya. Many people are facing starvation due to the drought that has made it impossible for crops to grow. Associated organization: CEWAY (Center for Women and Youth Services).
#61: New Classroom, Tanzania: In Tanzania students can now begin school at age 7 instead of 10, but new classrooms are necessary to house these students. Building costs are: 10 cents per concrete block, $9.00 per iron sheet for roofing; $11:00 for a bag of concrete; $60.00 per window; $75:00 for a truckload of sand; $90.00 per door and $120.00 for paint. Classrooms for 45 now have up to 75 students. Matching funds available!
#60: Earthquake Relief, Pakistan: $15.00 provides a gas cylinder with light and burner for lighting and cooking; $17.00 provides a tool kit for reconstruction with a pick-ax, hammer, crowbar and 4 kg. of nails; and $22.00 buys a bedding kit containing a pillow, quilt, bed cover and two towels for earthquake victims in Siana, Pakistan.
#59: Chickens and Supplies, Panama: $45.00 buys 3 dozen baby chicks, $75.00 buys fencing, $60.00 buys wood and nails, $40.00 buys zinc roofing, and $20.00 buys drinking bins for a chicken coop and $15.00 provides chicken feed for a project to help elders in the jungle town of Jaque to produce their own food. Associated organization: Bridges Across Borders.
#58: Maps and Classroom Furniture, Myanmar (Burma): $3.00 provides maps, $25.00 buys a 10’ x 4’ blackboard and $170 purchases a set of desks and chairs for the Thit La primary school in a remote ethnic village in the Shan state. Associated organization: Rural Development Society.
#57: HIV Testing Kits and Latex Gloves, Arusha, Tanzania: $50.00 will buy 100 testing kits and $7.00 will provide latex gloves for the testing technicians and the community health workers. The goal in 2006 is to test 7000 people. Associated organization: Students for International Change, www.sichange.org
#56: School Furniture, El Salvador: $34.00 will buy a desk and chair for a student in Kindergarten – 6th grade in a school located one hour away from San Salvador. This school serves many needy children as well as provides a “School for Parents” regarding parenting and a healthy family life. Associated organization: San Salvador Maquilishuat Rotary Club.
#55: Microwave Ovens, Oakland, CA: $50 will provide funding for a microwave oven for a low-income woman who is too sick to cook her own meals and is receiving in-home support services such as meal delivery. Associated organization: Women’s Cancer Resource Center, www.wcrc.org.
#54: Building Materials, Cambodia: A group home and school for children who previously worked as garbage pickers in Phnom Penh needs building supplies: $5.00 per can of paint; $8.00 per tile for flooring; and $22.00 for window screening. Associated organization: Centre for Children’s Happiness, www.cchcambodia.org.
Special Project: School Supplies and Clothing for students affected by Katrina: $10:00 - $25.00 will buy a book bag; $15.00 - $30.00 will buy shoes; and $40.00 will provide a school uniform for students in the Mobile, Alabama School District. This includes over 1000 displaced students from Mississippi.
#52: School Furniture, Albania: $55.00 will buy one desk and two chairs for one of four K-12 public schools, each with 400 students, in the farm community of Bilisht. Associated Organization: Rotary in Albania and US.
#51: Coffee and Supplies, Israel: $56.00 will buy a coffee urn and $370.00 will buy cups, saucers, cutlery, tablecloths, serving trays, tables and coffee and snacks for 1 year for facilitated bi-weekly gatherings of women affected by domestic violence. They receive practical help and emotional support. Associated Organization: Haifa Battered Women's Hotline.
#50: Improving Health, Laos: $100.00 provides a tank for water collection and a trough for washing hands for 300 students at the Pakthong Primary School in Vientiane. $120.00 will buy a septic tank, $200.00 provides one stall with a water-sealed toilet.
#49: Trees, Afghanistan: $5.00 will buy a fruit tree in Lalander, Afghanistan. In Spring 2006 over 50 families will plant fruit trees and annual crops in an area that recently has received irrigation. These trees will help to restore over 150 acres of farmland, devastated by 25 years of war. Associated Organization: Trust in Education, www.trustineducation.org.
#48: Gardening Equipment, Peru: $10 each will buy a pick, shovel, rake or clippers; $120 will pay for a bike and $240.00 will purchase a weed whacker for former street youth who have been trained as gardeners. These items are needed to start small businesses to earn a living in Lima, Peru.
#47: Stoves, Guatemala: $65 will buy an iron-top stove with reduced wood-burning feature for a rural community in Chibaquib, Guatemala. By removing the fire from the ground, sanitation and health are improved. Associated organizations: Rotary and Improvement of the Quality of Life in Rural Community Guatemala. Matching funds may be available.
#46: Radios, Afghanistan: $120.00 will buy a digital satellite radio, antenna and car battery for a remote area in Afghanistan. Young children and their families can hear songs and stories along with programs on child development. These programs are currently broadcast at childcare centers, schools and communities. More radios are needed for additional centers. Associated organization: Equal Access: www.myvillagelink.org/afghanistan
#45: School Supplies and Clothing, Tibet: $19.00 will buy pens and pencils, $50.00 will buy student books and notebooks and $75.00 will buy student clothing and shoes for a student for 1 year at the Jonang Primary School in Amdo, Tibet. This is the only primary school in a 3-day radius. Associated organization: Jonang Foundation, www.jonangfoundation.org.
#44: Hospital Trip, Vietnam: Many children (below the age of 16) in remote rural areas do not have access to adequate health care. When a child has a medical condition or illness, $50.00 - $100 will pay for transportation to a hospital in a major city, examination fees, laboratory fees, and medicine as well as temporary housing and meals.
#43: Chinese Traditional Art Supplies: Children at the Fu Li School (grades 6-12) in Guilin, China need rice paper $30.00, ink $30.00 and brushes $30.00 to learn to paint traditional Chinese paintings in order to have a means of income when they graduate. 70% of these students are orphans who live at the school.
#42: Improving Health and Sanitary Conditions, Nepal: $25.00 provides seeds and training for a family vegetable garden. $50.00 provides a latrine. $200.00 covers the cost of the construction of a water tap. The use of the water tap and latrine will minimize disease and unsanitary conditions.
Associated organization: Educate The Children, www.etc-nepal.org.
#41: Equipment, Kenya: Students in Nairobi, Kenya have received training on how to set up a business to make an income. They now need basic items for their businesses such as hair salon equipment, $198.00; a milk cow, $130.00; a non-electric cake oven, $99.00; or a sewing machine, $110.00. Associated organization: Project Baobab, www.projectbaobab.org.
#40: Family Project, Sri Lanka: These families are rebuilding their homes and their lives. They need household goods such as beds, chairs, stoves and tables. For their work they need to replace items such as saws, drills and diving gear. Most items cost under $100.00.
#39: Sewing Machine and Materials: $400 will provide a sewing machine for regular and overlock sewing and materials for an 80-women cooperative in the San Vicente community, Ecuador (8 hours from Quito). This cottage industry supports local families.
#38: Housing Supplies: Over 800 refugee families in Bujumbura, Burundi are rebuilding their homes which were destroyed by ethnic wars and need supplies: $65.00 cement for walls, $65:00 roof; $75 for windows and door; $75:00 sanitation facility. Associated organization: Youth in Reconstruction of the World in Destruction (YRWD), www.jrmd.org
#37: Medical equipment: The Slums Information Development and Resource Center (SIDAREC) needs equipment for their clinic: $150.00 examination lamp; $190.00 centrifuge; $243.00 refrigerator; $300.00 scale. This youth-initiated, community-run organization provides support for individuals living and working in the streets of Nairobi, Kenya as a result of poverty and AIDS.
#36: Water Purification System Replacement Parts and Supplies, Sri Lanka: The Colombo West Rotary Club in Sri Lanka and the Sunnyvale Rotary Club are raising funds for water purification systems.They are being flown to Sri Lanka free of charge. The Sri Lankan Rotarians will provide the water pumps and install and maintain the systems. The replacement parts and supplies to keep each system running at maximum capacity for one year cost $800.
#35: Replacement of Commercial Fishing Equipment, Thailand: The Thailand Takua Pa Rotary Club and San Francisco Bay Area Rotary Clubs are partners in raising funds for nets, traps and material to repair Thai boats.
#34: Rebuilding of schools, hospitals, and homes, Sri Lanka: The Rotary Clubs of Colombo Metro and Trincomallee, Sri Lanka are coordinating a rehabilitation program for the rebuilding of schools, hospitals and homes in Trincomallee where 86,000 people are in temporary refugee camps.
#33: Soup Kitchen and Medical supplies, Indonesia: Posko Kita Relief Center in Banda Aceh, northern Sumatra, needs funds to support women and children affected by the tsunami.The volunteer-operated center is providing a refuge, soup kitchen, medical facility and communication center.
#32: Safe Drinking Water, Vietnam: $2.50 purchases 1 meter of piping that will help deliver water to needy homes in the Quang Nam Province in Vietnam. A safe water source from the ground is located. A submersible pump is dropped into a well and piping is installed to direct the water source to the water tower. Through a gravity feed it is filtered and then piped to homes. $2000 provides a filter for hundreds of households. Program Associated with the Project: East Meets West Foundation, www.eastmeetswest.org. Read More...
#31: Computer, Nepal: $416.00 will provide a computer for the Shree Mahendra National Secondary School in Bikram Sambat, Nepal. The community runs this government school of 472 students. Currently there is no computer. Organization Associated with the Project: International Women's Sewing Group. Read More...
#30: Jeppestown & Belgravia: Clothing and Toiletries: $16.00 will provide a hat, shirt, shorts and underclothes and $6.00 will provide a towel, washcloth and soap for 3-6 year olds in a new Educare Center for the communities of Jeppestown and Belgravia in South Africa. Program Associated with the Project: Kgosi Neighborhood Foundation (KNF) www.knf.co.za.
#29: Phnom Penh,Cambodia: Washing Machine and Towels: $250.00 will buy a washing machine for the 32 children (age 3-15) at the River of Life Orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bath towels, $3.00 per child, are desperately needed.
#28: Tin Roof and School Supplies, Nepal: The Basaha Village Development Committee in eastern Nepal is building a school classroom for the Shri Jana Jyoti Primary School so students do not have to be outside in the rain. Funds are needed for the roof: $5 for nails; $20 for wire; $20 for wooden pieces and $192 for 4 bundles of corrugated sheets. $5 provides school supplies. Read More...
#27: Textbooks, Study Manuals and Bus Passes, California: The Next Step Learning Center in Oakland, California provides free instruction, tutoring and counseling to disadvantaged older students so that they can pass a high school equivalency test. Instruction and testing materials cost: $15 for textbook; $20 for study manual; $65 for exam fee; $60 for bus pass.
#26: Student Desks, Tanzania: $20 buys a student desk for three students in the Mika Primary School in Tarime, Tanzania.There are 405 grade 1-9students.Building materials for new classrooms cost: 1 Brick - $1; Bag of cement - $11; 5 liter gallon of paint - $15; and a truck load of sand - $40.
#25: Sewing Machines, Ironing Boards and Training House, Bangladesh: $ 25 funds an ironing board; $125 buys a sewing machine and $378 pays for a tin-shed house for the Goodwill Women's Development Project in Dhaka, Bangladesh which trains young girls.Program Associated with Project: International School of Dhaka Student Community Service Group.
#24: Shelving, Bulgaria: $92.00 will provide custom shelving for donated books for the American College of Sofia, Bulgaria. The school serves approximately 600 high school students, 70% of whom receive financial aid. 100% of 2004 graduates were accepted at universities. Program Associated with Project: Rotary. www.acs.bg.
#23: Tools and Equipment: The tool lending library in Chacala, Mexico needs an adjustable wrench, $10.00; pipe wrench, $12.00; hanging work light, $31.00; circular saw, $75.00; chain saw, $125.00; wheelbarrow, $125.00 and an air compressor (for spraying stucco), $350.00 to help villagers build houses. Program Associated with Project: Cambiando Vidas.
#22: Braille Signs: $51.00 will provide a Braille sign for one of the 18 play panels or 4 slides in the Barrier-Free Playground for children and adults with special needs. This new park, located in Oakland Roberts Regional Park, California, is designed so children of all abilities can have fun. Programs Associated with the Project: Rotary and East Bay Regional Park District.
#21: Musical Instruments: $5.00 will provide instruments for a child in Cuernavaca, Mexico. These street children are learning to play music as a means of surviving financially. This is part of the CASA TATIC program to help feed, educate and provide health care to 2000 impoverished families. Program Associated with the Project: www.vamos.org.mx.
#20: Books and Art Supplies: $6.00 provides 8 books and $5.00 provides a set of watercolors, colored pencils, markers and paper to be used at the Ethiopian Children's Book Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for children who have no books or supplies. Associated organization: Ethiopian Books for Children and Education Foundation (EBCEF), www.addislife.com/ebcef.
#19: Wheelchairs: $100.00 will provide a wheelchair for a hospice that serves men, women and children in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Most of the patients are quadriplegic or terminally ill. The hospice also runs a physical therapy clinic for young children.
#18: Training Supplies and Clothing: $3.50 will provide a notebook, 2 pens, 2 pencils and 4 folders for women in a health training program and $8.00 will provide children's clothing for families living in squatter communities in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Associated Organization: FUNDAESPRO, (Foundation for Effort and Progress).
#17: Vitamins and Supplies: $12.00 will provide needed items for the Mother-Child Health Care Centers in Nangrahar and Kabul, Afghanistan. These centers provide essentially free health services for women and children, including doctor checkups, lab tests and free medicines. Associated Organization: MEPO, (Medical, Educational and Peace Organization), www.mepoonline.org.
#16: Clothing, India: Clothing for children: $3.00 buys a girl's dress, $4.50 buys a boy's shorts and shirt, $.50 buys flip flops, and $14.00 buys hotel training clothes for children who live in the slums of Bhubaneswar, India. These children are educated on train platforms in between sorting and selling paper and plastic. Program Associated with the Project: Ruchika Social Service Organization, www.whole-child.org.
#15: Arusha, Tanzania: Student Desks: $25.00 will provide a bench-style desk that seats 4 students in Ng'iresi School near Arusha, Tanzania. Currently 900 students alternate sitting on the floor with sitting at one of the few desks. Program Associated with the Project: http://ngiresischool.org.
#14: Shoes: $5.00 will buy a pair of sturdy shoes for a boy age 5-16. These street boys have been abandoned or mistreated. They live in a shelter in Cochabamba, Bolivia where they are provided rehabilitation, counseling, tutoring and academic and vocational training. Program Associated with the Project: www.amanecer-bolivia.org.
#13: Bedding: $12.00 will provide bedding for a girl in a boarding dormitory in Shaanxi province, China. The Spring Bud program was started by the All-China Women's Federation to provide education for girls from the most poverty-stricken areas of China. Many of the boarders previously walked over 5 miles each way through mountainous terrain to get to school.
#12: Katorongot, Kenya: School Exercise Books and Pencils: .50 cents buys a pencil and .65 cents buys an exercise book for primary school children in Katorongot, one of the internally displaced communities, due to civil unrest, in Kenya. Organization Associated with Project: The Center for Women and Youth Services (CEWAY) is a community-based organization in rural Kenya. Read More...
#11: Rural Nicaragua, Library Books: $10 will provide a library book for a lending library for children and adults in a remote school in rural Nicaragua. Children walk each day to a one-room school with a metal roof and one blackboard. The books would be purchased in Nicaragua, taken by truck for 9 hours, then carried by horseback or by the children up the mountain to the school.
#10: Youth Center Equipment: $15 will buy a football or netball, $100 will buy a guitar, $7.50 will buy board games, $150 will buy a music system for children who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS who attend the Reach Out Initiative Youth Center in Kampala, Uganda. These items also will be used in school workshops that teach children life skills such as increasing self-esteem, how to deal with peer pressure and how HIV/Aids is spread. Program Associated with Project: Reach Out HIV/AIDS Initiative.
#9:Orphanage, Nepal: Orphanage Infant Items: The Bal Mandir Orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal needs the following items: baby blankets, $15; crib sheets, $14/pair; nursing bottles, $2; pacifiers, $2; plastic diaper covers, $4; soft teddy rattles, $17 for 4; musical mobiles, $25. Organization Associated with Project: National Children's Organization (NCO), Nepal, www.nconepal.org. Read More...
#8: Shonsho Village, Rural Tibet: $110 will provide a solar lantern with panel (including shipping) for the Shonsho Village in rural Tibet. These lanterns are durable, easy to use and can be carried from room to room. They are an improvement over the diesel fuel lamps that currently are used, as they reduce health risks and fire hazards. Organization Associated with the Project: www.thesustainablevillage.com.
#7:Vietnam, School Furniture: $10 will provide a chalkboard and chalk; $35 will provide desks and $14 will provide chairs for small 2-room primary schools in the Thai Nguyen, Danang and Dong Ha provinces of Vietnam. Organization Associated with the Project: www.eastmeetswest.org. Read More...
#6: Wool and Looms: $5 will provide alpaca wool for a child's shawl; $10 for wool for an adult's shawl; $40 will provide a loom. The Association for the Preservation of Peruvian Textiles (TAPPT) is providing training to young Q'ero girls to learn traditional weaving skills and become self-sufficient. An adult shawl takes 3 months to complete. Web site under construction: www.weaversofwisdom.org.
#5: Shoes and School supplies: $9 will provide shoes; $10 will provide the following school supplies: English book, math set, colored pencils, notepaper, ruler, towel, cup, toilet roll and soap; $15 will provide a school bag for orphaned, displaced and at-risk children living in Accra, Ghana. Organization Associated with the Project: International Child Resource Institute: www.icrichild.org.
#4: Refugee Camp, Ghana: $2.25 buys 4 packs of erasers; $3.50 a bench/desk; $4.50, 4 packs of pencils; $20, 25 writing pads; $56, 100 notebooks for children from the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana. These funds would be used in a teaching and counseling project for children between the ages of 7 - 12, many of whom are orphans.
#3: Sewing Machines: $35 will provide a sewing machine to a widow (under the age of 20) as part of the Widows Vocational Training School in Kabul, Afghanistan. These young girls are provided sewing and marketing training. Organization Associated with Project: Peace Torch Foundation www.peacetorch.org and local Rotary clubs.
#2: Blankets: $10 will provide a refugee or poverty stricken family in Islamabad, Pakistan with a blanket. Students in the environmental science class and student community service organization at the International School of Islamabad, Pakistan are raising funds for blankets for over 500 families who are living in makeshift houses on the outskirts of the city.
#1: Eyeglasses: $3.50 contribution will be matched by the Lions Club to provide new glasses for a child or adult through the Himalayan Health Care Eyeglasses Fund. The glasses will be distributed through the new hospital/clinic in Ilam, Nepal. This hospital will serve a large population in rural Eastern Nepal that previously has lacked adequate medical care. Organization Associated with Project: www.himalayan-healthcare.org.