Build a Bag

Thank you for your interest in the Build a Bag project. Below you will find 3 options for collecting, organizing, and shipping much needed supplies to the Jungle Hospital. If you are considering any of the following options please email us, so we can discuss the packing and shipping details.

Build a Teacher Bag

The Jungle Hospital resources over 60 teachers a year by providing gift bags full of office supplies and hygiene items. These gifts give us favor with the teachers and have won us an open door policy in many of the schools.

Each new or like new tote bag should include:

  • small calculator
  • 2 permanent markers
  • 2 highlighters
  • 1 pack of dry erase markers with eraser
  • 1 stapler
  • 1 box of staples
  • 1 pair full size scissors
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 small memo pad
  • 2 rubber erasers
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 2 pocket folders
  • 1 pack of construction paper
  • 1 bottle of school glue
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 pack of colored pencils
  • 1 pack of washable markers
  • 1 pack of sticky notes
  • 1 small box of paper clips

Optional Items:

  • Bulletin board borders
  • Name plates
  • Die cut letters
  • Manicure kit
  • Lip Balm
  • Travel sized lotion, shampoo, conditioner

Things we do not need at this time:

  • lead pencils
  • ink pens
  • chalk
  • loose-leaf paper
  • notebooks

Build a Backpack

The Jungle Hospital facilitates the delivery of backpacks full of school supplies to local kindergarten and elementary
schools. If you would like to adopt a village classroom, please contact us for specific details on a classroom in need. Below you will find a list of things you will need to put in each backpack.

Each new or like new backpack should include:

  • 1 pack of no. 2 pencils
  • 1 pack of 8-12 crayons
  • 1 pack of colored pencils
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 rubber eraser
  • 1 pack of construction paper
  • 1 Spanish Bible
  • 1 small toy from the dollar store (ex. Frisbee, toy car, jump rope, tea set, doll, action figure, etc.)

Build a Diaper Bag

One goal of the Jungle Hospital is to increase the quality of life of local mothers and children.  We encourage women to get much needed prenatal care and check-ups after delivery, by promising a very nice gift for mothers who have continuous prenatal care. You can help us do that by Building a Diaper Bag.

Each new or like new diaper bag should include the following:

  • travel sized baby soap & shampoo
  • travel sized baby lotion or A & D ointment
  • 2 cloth diapers
  • 2 diaper pins
  • 2 washcloths
  • 1 large bar of soap (for mom)

Build a Hygiene Bag

Patients at the Jungle Hospital find it very difficult to afford the necessary items to maintain personal hygiene. You can help by Building Hygiene Bags. Each Hygiene Bag donated will equip one family with the items they need to put their health education into practice.

Each gallon sized zip-lock bag should include the following:

  • 1 Family Sized bottle of shampoo
  • 1 large bar of soap
  • 4 washcloths
  • 1 large deodorant
  • 1 large tube of toothpaste
  • 1 family pack of toothbrushes
  • 1 pack dental floss
  • 1 manicure set (finger nail clippers, toe nail clippers, file, etc.)