needs list

** ONE APARTMENT IS UP AND RUNNING, 3 MORE TO GO...... **

  • LIVING ROOM:

    • Desks/computer stations similar to those in Apartment B.
    • Computers (3)
    • Printer
    • Voltage regulator, extension cords
    • Dining table with 6 chairs
    • Wall clock
    • Curtains
    • 5 desk chairs
    • Cameras

BEDROOMS:

  • Bunk beds (2)
  • Mattresses (4)
  • Mattress Protectors (4)
  • Sets of sheets (4)
  • Blankets (4)
  • Pillows (4)
  • Curtains (2 bedrooms)
  • Mirrors for bathrooms (3)
  • Shelves for bathrooms (3)
  • Shower curtains (2)

KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY ITEMS:

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Washing machine
  • Blender
  • Microwave oven
  • Kitchen knives (4)
  • Pots & Pans (4 each)
  • Shelves (plastic or metal) (2 sets)
  • Spatulas/serving spoons (5)
  • Cutlery (set of 10)
  • Glasses (10)
  • Large plates (10)
  • Small plates (10)
  • Baking dishes (10)
  • Dish dryer
  • Cups (10)
  • Garafons (3) and holder for garafon
  • Large thermal beverage dispenser
  • Large container for flavored water
  • Mixer
  • Colander
  • Lime squeezer
  • Potato peeler
  • Cheese grater
  • Can opener
  • Plastic containers (10)
  • Kitchen towels (8)
  • Large trash cans (2)
  • Small trash cans (2)
  • Large clothes drying rack

 ONGOING NEEDS:

Food​

  • Meat – chicken, ground beef, pork, chorizo etc
  • Fish
  • Cheese, cream, butter, etc
  • Milk 
  • Beans – pinto
  • Rice
  • Cereal (not sugared)
  • Fruit and vegetables

Cleaning supplies

  • Laundry detergent (the powder kind)
  • Fabuloso, chlorox and other cleaning agents
  • Paper towel
  • Dish detergent

Personal items

  • Deodorant
  • Shoes, especially athletic/tennis shoes, flip flops and crocs.  Most of the boys wear a US size 9 or 10.
  • New underwear
  • New socks

School supplies​

  • Backpacks
  • Scientific calculators
  • Notebooks, pens, pencils, dry erase markers, etc
  • Blank computer printer paper
  • Computers – desktop or laptop
  • Tablets
  • Toner for printer

Other

  • Cubetas of white paint
  • Brushes, rollers etc

Meals

As part of the process of learning to become more independent the students prepare their own meals.  However, if ever you would like to drop off a meal for 6 people, they would be very appreciative.  They eat their main meal at lunchtime, around 1:30pm.  Mexican food is always enjoyed, but they also love just about anything else you might want to prepare.  Please contact us (nicole.refugiomazatlan@gmail.com or 669 146 4173) if you would like to help in this way.

Sponsorship

Please contact us if you might be interested in sponsoring a young man’s studies. Contributions can be made monthly, annually or on a one-time basis

Employment Opportunities

It is a requirement that our students hold part-time jobs.  They pay their own bus fares and incidental school expenses and therefore have “skin in the game”. They learn responsibility and money management.  If you own a business in Mazatlán and can provide weekend or part-time jobs for our young people you will find them to be conscientious, hard-working and reliable.  

Cash donations to cover some operating costs

We would be most grateful if anyone would be interested in contributing towards some of the day-to-day expenses, such as:

*Monthly electricity, water, or propane bills

*Sponsor the cost of a staff member

*Assistance with medical expenses

*Gasoline

 

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