Mayan Families is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible.
Mayan Families relies heavily on donated goods and services from various companies and individuals.
We are always looking for donations of:
- Clothing and Bedding
Shoes, Children's (gently used)
Shoes, Adult (nothing over size 10, the smaller the better) (gently used)
Black Gym Shorts
- School backpacks
- School and educational supplies such as:
Wooden colored pencils (packs)
Elmer's Glue (white glue)
Molding clay (10 color)
Children's books (in Spanish)
Calculators (scientific & regular)
Simple toys, games & puzzles (in Spanish)
Paper (for printers, copiers, drawing)
Scissors (child size, safety style preferred)
Scissors (adult size)
Tape (scotch, packing, duct & masking)
White Board Markers
Learning materials in Spanish
Used Sports Uniforms, Jerseys, Caps, Sport Shoes,
Sports Equipment, Balls, Gloves, etc.
- Laptop and desktop computers, Windows or Macs (When you or your workplace upgrade and get a New Laptop or Desktop computer, please donate your old one. We will be happy to wipe it clean and re-format it so that all personal information is removed). Windows XP or newer please.
Disposable Diapers (varying sizes) Baby and Adult
Baby Bottles with Nipples
Small and Large Shampoo
Small and Large Soap
- Medical Supplies
Multi vitamins with iron
Multi vitamin drops for infants
Multi vitamins with iron and folic acid (adults)
Multi vitamins with iron (chewable)
Neosporin or generic equivalent
Ace bandages (2" and 3")
Yeast infection treatments
Antacids - Zantac, Prilosec, Tums
- Animal Welfare needs
Dog Carriers (All Sizes, Small, Medium and Large)
Collars (All Sizes, Small, Medium and Large)
Flea and Tick Meds like Frontline, Advantage etc.
- Sports Equipment
Balls, especially Soccer Balls and Basketballs
Uniforms (Gently Used), especially Soccer Uniforms
- Tools for our planned Trade School
Automotive Tools, we need everything!
Construction Tools and equipment
Power Tools in working condition
Ziploc bags of all sizes
Digital Cameras in working condition
Video Camcorders in working condition
Digital Memory Cards (4GB or larger please)
USB Memory sticks
Simple Musical Instruments for younger students
Salary for music teacher
GSM Smartphones - Cell Phones with Charger and any accessories:
- Iphones, working or not are appreciated!
Usually AT&T, T-Mobile etc.
Before sending your old GSM phone, make a quick phone call to the service provider and ask them for the code to 'unlock' the cell phone. I have done this in the past, and it is quite easy. I tell them that I will be taking the phone out of the country to use with a SIM chip from the foreign country. They will usually provide you with the unlock code and even walk you through the steps of how to unlock the phone. The phone can now be used with any SIM chip (worldwide). It is possible to unlock phones in Guatemala, but as with anything, it takes time and money. An unlocked phone is able to be used as soon as it is received.
For the Holidays:
Teddy bears and other stuffed animals
- For the Elderly:
- Blankets, sheets and towels
- Solar lamp
- Small Radio
- Pots and Pans
- Good quality plastic dishes
- Pot holders - Hot Pads
If you have any contacts or any ideas on how to obtain some of these items, or your company is willing to donate in-kind goods and services, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dwight at 619-550-2608 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 619-550-2608 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
The correct shipping address for donations sent to Guatemala is:
7-97 Calle Xecumuc
Panajachel, Dept. Solola
Tel: 7762-2490 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 7762-2490 end_of_the_skype_highlighting