Through our research, we have located schools, orphanages, charities and organizations that welcome in-kind donations to assist in their endeavors. A number of these organizations have been visited. In many cases, we have relied on the information provided by volunteers, directors, and other individuals involved with these groups and we do not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of the information provided. Use the information you find here as a starting point for doing independent research on these organizations and determining which, if any, you would like to help on your travels.

Although these schools, charities and other organizations are listed on this site, neither the Family Travel Network nor its assigns or officers are responsible for the activities of these organizations or their members. Contact the organizations directly for more detailed information on their work. The Family Travel Network has no financial involvement in these organizations.

Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala: Cruise passengers visiting this area may wish to contact Gustavo (Gus) Turcios, who owns and manages the Hotel Posada El Delfin Posada El Delfin in the Livingston area. Gus tries to help local Guatemalan children by offering free computer classes and children's art classes to the kids. Gus offers tours for cruise ship passengers, and he often goes to the Livingston school and would have current knowledge of what they need. At last contact, the school desperately needed English/Spanish books, translating books (English Spanish), and school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, crayons, colored markers, colored pencils, children’s scissors, glue sticks, erasers, backpacks, and flashcards. Sports equipment, art supplies, computer supplies and children’s clothing are also needed. Contact Gus at gustavo@turcios.com or eldelfin@turcios.com for more information.

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