There are many items that we would really appreciate; things that would support the family and make their lives a little easier. Many of these items are mandatory school supplies. Many of these items can be purchased in the DR, but the quality is poor (for example, the boys average a new pair of shoes every month or two, because they break so easily). If you are interested in supporting the Education Fund with an in-kind donation, you can ship any items to:
527 Limerick Rd
Pens and pencils
Spanish chapter books
What we really, really need are shoes and backpacks. Below are ideas of some that would be ideal:
These backpacks from MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) would be ideal backpacks for the kids. We would need three, one for each of the kids, but if you can only purchase one that is great too. Black is the preferred colour. They are only $14.50 each.
Andy: These shoes would be great for Andy. He doesn't fit in kids sizes anymore, so it was hard finding shoes that are decently priced. The first pair is from Target and costs $20. The second pair is also from Target and costs $19.99 and we would want the black pair. He wears a men's size 9.
Andrielis: Andrielis has to wear black flats to school. These ones would be perfect, and are only $12.99 at Target. She would take a size 8.
Yoandi: Yoandi wears a size 6. The first pair of shoes is $19.99 through Target and the second is $14.99 through Target.