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Supporting Children with Disabilities in El Salvador

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Opportunity to support a MIIS alumna who is currently serving in the Peace Corps in El Salvador

Central Coast Children’s Foundation

Los Angelitos: Supporting Children with Disabilities in El Salvador

The Central Coast Children’s Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation which supports non-profit organizations around the globe in their efforts to help children with disabilities. Recently we received the request cited below, and have agreed to help Los Angelitos for the next two years.

We are now looking for people who want to be a part of this effort, and who might be willing to: (1) donate quantities of these kinds of materials (we are a 501 © (3) organization, which enables donors to get credit for contributions on their tax returns) (2) sell these kinds of materials to us at the lowest possible prices (so that we can add to the quantity and variety of our own contributions, (3) donate funds towards the substantial costs of regular shipments of this nature to this town in rural Salvador.

Our staff is able to handle all the necessary logistics in an efficient and timely manner, so that all outside support can be easily channeled through our offices in Monterey, California. If you are interested in helping, please get in touch with:

Harvey Pressman, President
Central Coast Children’s Foundation, Inc.
1 Surf Way, #237
Monterey, CA 93940
831-646-5428 (fax)

Los Angelitos: Supporting Children with Disabilities in El Salvador

From a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador: “There is a small organization in my municipality that supports children with disabilities called Los Angelitos. The director of the office in my town has asked me to write to people who would be interested in supporting the organization–not via funding but with in-kind gifts (see list below), many of which are simple toys that we take for granted in the United States. These resources will help the children to develop their skills during therapy sessions and during their free time. They will really help in terms of cognitive development as well. Many of the children that use Los Angelitos’ services do not go to school, are extremely poor, and have limited access to resources. Let me know if you would like to help on the part of the Central Coast Children’s Foundation- it would make a huge difference to many children with disabilities in rural El Salvador.

List of Needed Resources
Colored Markers
Thick Crayons
Big Lego’s
Mr. Potato Head (or similar toys)
Games or books with musical or animal sounds
Coloring books
Crossword and word search puzzles
Memory Games
Games that highlight series and-or opposites
Dolls that emit sounds

Hopefully you can help!! If you do, remember that everything has to be in Spanish.”

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