Throughout the year Mayan Families Canada collects items to be distributed to individuals in Guatemala, where 21% of the population lives in extreme poverty. Many things that we take for granted are simply not available to these people, but are greatly needed.
Volunteers travel to Guatemala with their own personal items in a carry-on, their checked luggage full of these donated items for distribution.
Footwear in excellent condition, including children's cleats (nothing larger than ladies size 7)
Personal hygiene items (soap, tooth brushes, combs, brushes, hair supplies, new underwear, children's socks, lip chap)
New or excellent condition back Packs
Small new toys (skipping ropes, jacks, small balls, and deflated soccer balls)
Sheets and blankets
No clothing, please as it's too bulky to transport