What I Need

Many of you have asked about sending me care packages, so here are some items that I could use. However, please know that a simple letter will bring me just as big a smile!

Shipping is expensive, so I suggest using the flat rate boxes or envelopes. Here’s a few things I could use.

School supplies:

  • Books / I work at an elementary school, grades 1-6, and we are starting a library. Children’s books with an African context and multiple copies of easy chapter books are especially needed.
  • Index cards (4 x 6) / I’m using these to make library cards for the library, so I could use a large supply.
  • Markers, especially Sharpies
  • Scotch tape
  • Dice
  • Decks of cards
  • Games
  • Jewelry-making supplies

*I can use pretty much anything and would love to have extras to give to teachers as incentives for improvement! The only thing we have at school are blackboards and chalk.

Toiletries:

  • Baby wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Tide to go pens

Food:

  • Summer sausage
  • Beef jerky
  • Tuna
  • Packets of chicken that don’t need to be refrigerated
  • Pesto
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Dried fruit, especially berries
  • Raisins
  • Granola bars or protein bars
  • Taco seasoning
  • M&Ms
  • Any Chocolatey hard candy
  • Ziplocs

Personal:

  • Books for my Kindle (no shipping!) / Search for my Amazon Wish List using my email fryman.j@gmail.com
  • Magazines
  • Cute blouses I can wear in the city to feel pretty once in awhile

My address is:
Jessica Fryman, PCV
C/O Peace Corps/The Gambia
P.O. Box 527, Serekunda
The Gambia
West Africa

Write “Air mail” and “Par avion” on the box too.

Thank you!
xo

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