2018 Donations Request for Guatemala Course

Image of MSASS student playing with about seven young Guatemalan children, throwing a green football and a yellow round ball, outside, in front of a wall spray painted with white letters MPRE, JUEG in black border against a light blue background

The Study Abroad course to Guatemala over Spring Break, led by faculty members Victor Groza and Zoe Breen Wood, accepts and distributes donated items to several charitable organizations in Guatemala — which they and the students personally transport in their luggage. These donations are always greatly appreciated and received quite warmly. Please consider donating any or several of the following list of supplies. You may leave your donation at the Mandel School to the attention of either Victor or Zoe through Friday, February 23. The Guatemala course thanks you in advance for your generosity!

Suggested Donations:

  • Crayons
  • Scissors of all sizes
  • staples and staplers all sizes
  • erasers
  • pencils and pencil sharpeners
  • pens
  • marker pens
  • white board markers
  • coloring pencils
  • paints (can be dry which you add water to)
  • Chess, checkers, Connect 4, Ludo, brain teaser type games (nothing with extensive English language requirements)
  • backgammon, jigsaws, building blocks, Jenga etc
  • Coloring books, sudoku, activity books
  • ESL/EFL resources for teens and adults
  • Used laptops/tablets
  • First Aid supplies
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • children’s clothing, baseball caps,
  • sporting goods (soccer/football, basketball,
  • Educational toys for children of all ages
  • Sewing machines and sewing notions/supplies.
  • children’s underwear
  • sanitary napkins
  • depends
  • Back packs
  • School supplies
  • Cloth Bags
  • Umbrellas
  • Flashlights
  • Rain capes/coats
  • Crocs type shoes
  • Rubber rain boots for children and adults