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In-kind Donations

Contribute to the success Safe Passage by making an in-kind donation of items including school supplies and health supplies. These types of donations are best if you are traveling to Guatemala or can arrange for transportation and delivery. Unfortunately, our US office cannot currently accept in-kind as the total for transportation, staff time, and logistics often costs more than purchasing these items in Guatemala or transporting them via checked luggage. 

If you have any questions about your donation, please email or call our US office at 207-846-1188. 

Please note: school supplies used in North America often cannot be used in Guatemala due to school requirements for paper sizes, ruled measurements, etc. The list below includes items that are easy to find, inexpensive, and, most importantly, currently needed by our students.

Priority Needs

Education Supplies

Pens (blue, black, and red – preferably Bic)
Dry Erase markers (blue, black and red)
Erasers (preferably white)
Pencil sharpeners (metallic or plastic)
Wood crayons
30cm rulers
Play dough (preferably “Play-Doh”)
Marker box (10 to 12 colors, preferably Crayola)
Construction paper
USB Thumb Drives (2 GB or more)
Folders (size US Letter and Legal)
Spiral lined and square paper notebooks
Tempera paint*
8 ounce liquid glue*

Health and Sanitation Supplies:

Lice shampoo* – expensive and difficult to find in Guatemala
Hand sanitizer* – 8 oz. dispensers
Baby wipes – unscented, if possible
Diapers (size XL for babies)
Bath towels

*Remember, these items must travel in your checked baggage.

Non-Priority Needs

Education Non-Prioritized Supplies:

Scientific calculators (Casio)
Highlighters (preferably Faber Castell)
White board erasers
Transparent contact paper

Not Needed at This Time - Thank you for your donations!

Wax crayons
Basic calculators