|Toys and Games in good condition
are always needed to give out in the slums, for
birthdays and for Christmas. In addition items such
as tennis balls, footballs, cricket and beach
equipment are also used for group activities. Some
of the best toys to give are the simplest such as
spinning tops, balls, skipping ropes, footballs,
Frisbees, balloons, soft toys etc.
Small toys that can be used as either presents
for birthdays, Christmas or other celebrations are
preferred. These are much easier to even out so that
each child gets a similar sized gift.
Batteries Not Included
Toys that require batteries are unsuitable since
families could not afford to replace them.
Toys which have small items in them which can
break are best avoided – we’d hate to give a child
something that didn’t last 5 minutes.
Board Games especially with small pieces aren’t
so good as most of the children can’t read English
and find instructions difficult to follow.
Outdoor games for the Mango House children are
Toys For Christmas Presents and Celebrations
Good things to bring for presents are small toy
cars, dolls, soft toys, balls (Football, Tennis
Balls etc), skipping ropes, balloons (best ones are
punch balloons that you bounce against your hand),
bubbles, bangles, hair bobbles/clips for the girls
and 'make yourself' aeroplanes.