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School Supplies

School Supplies Needed
  • Pack of 12 colored pencils
  • Pack of 24 colored pencils
  • Pack of 12 colored markers
  • Highlighters
  • Sharpened pencils
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Sharpeners
  • Simple calculators
  • Scientific calculators
  • 4GB of bigger USB
  • Red pens
  • Blue pens
  • Black pens


Drop Off Location

Drop-off Location:

Keeping Kids in School Office:

Corner of 32nd street and 35th avenue

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo



For questions or a map of the location see the Contact Us Page.


What Motivates Us

A year’s worth of school supplies for one child costs on average, $500 MXN pesos or $20 USD. For many, this is a week’s worth of wages. There are children who are not going to school because their family can not afford school supplies. And those that do attend, often do not have a pencil or paper to write with. How do they learn when they don’t have tools?

What We Do

Playa del Carmen’s Secretary of Education recommends to KKIS schools having the highest percentage of in-need students. At the beginning of the school year, KKIS volunteers pack and distribute bags of grade-specific schools supplies to students.

It takes a full year to raise the money, order, receive and pack the school supplies, but the joy on the faces of the students and the tears in the eyes of the mothers and fathers looking on makes every last challenging minute worth it!

We have a proud tradition of expanding this program every year. It is the first program that the KKIS Project undertook in 2012 when it gave 258 backpacks full of school supplies. In 2018, 2,402 students received school supplies!

How Does it Help?

Teachers report that the children receiving a year’s worth of school supplies are inspired and engaged like never before! Parental gratitude is shown through the many offers to help with special projects and events.

We need your help!

Donations of all size are what keeps KKIS going and helping the children in Playa del Carmen. Please click the DONATE NOW button at the top of the page to make a donation.