Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:47 PM
KKIS (Keep Kids in School): Looking for School Supplies
Just a very quick update from our friends at KKiS - Keep Kids in School. School supplies are needed for the young students assisted by KKiS. If you are coming to Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya and have a bit of extra room in a suitcase, please consider bringing some of these items down with you. Books and school materials are MUCH more expensive here than in the US or Canada and the families with children at the Pelopides School can use all the help they can get!
Unlike in the US and Canada, the schools in Playa del Carmen are very particular about what they want students to use for supplies. They are often very different than what students in the US/CA use. Items such as #2 pencils, glue sticks, scissors and colored pencils are all good. Please, no crayons or notebooks.
Backpacks are also needed for children in Grades 1 - 4. The kids here go nuts for themed backpacks...Barbi, Matchbox, Cars etc...anything gender specific is a big hit!
Also needed are English language books for beginning readers. Any bookstore, Walmart, Target, etc. will have them. The publication names will be: Step Into Reading, Leveled Readers, etc. and will be organized by difficulty of vocabulary and syntax. The easier levels are what are most needed.
And thanks so much to all of you who donate things. It makes things so much easier when the KKiS volunteers have the most needed supplies on hand and it puts such thankful smiles on the faces of students!
Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted via Paypal at: KKISProject@gmail.com .