We’re Almost There: 3 Things To Bring to Batey 106

First off we just want to say thanks to everyone who donated art supplies.


We’re happy to have received so much love.

We still need some crucial items for our trip.

Mosquito Nets – Chikungunya has infected over a million people in the Caribbean over the past year. In the Dominican Republic alone 500,000 were reported. If you’re not familiar with Chikungunya, it is similar Dengue on Nile Fever in which the victim suffers from swollen joints and prolonged fever. Grab some mosquito nets from our Amazon wish list.

We would like to bring 70 or more for the community.


Solar Lights – Lights are needed in order to ensure the safety of any neighborhood at night. Help us to light up Batey 106 buy purchasing a MPOWERD Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern from our wish list.

We would like to bring 50 or more for the community.



Acrylic paint – Kids love mixing paint. We always need a ton of it. Grab some here.   

We would like to have an additional 30 Tubes to  bring and leave with the community.


Mail to

Batey 106 Project

1144 Bushwick Ave Suite 4F 

Brooklyn NY 11221


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Donate Paint to Batey 106

Donate Paint to Batey 106

Acrylic Paint – Remember finger painting in kindergarten? Remember the joy of seeing colors transform right in front of your eyes. Thats the joy of experiencing acrylic paint for the first time. We share that with the youth in our workshops each time they come to class. Of course, quantities of paint when it comes to kids can become scarce in a few sessions. In order to keep the fun going we’re going to have lots of the stuff on hand.  We go through a lot of Red, Yellow, and blue when it comes to lessons about color theory and mixing.


Crayons, Markers, Pencils – Our youth find it easiest in the earlier workshops to express themselves with thoughtfully drawn reflections based on prompts from our instructors.


Solar Powered Lights – You may see these on lawns in the suburbs. They can be quite luminous. They  make all the difference in Haiti and the Dominican Republic where energy access has been a continual struggle. “Before the earthquake, Haiti had one of the lowest rates of electricity access in the world, with only 12.5 percent of its population of nine million connected to the grid. Those who had money relied on small diesel fuel generators for electricity. The cost of diesel spiked after the earthquake, putting that form of power generation even further out of reach for most Haitians.” (More here…)


Solar Powered Stoves – With little access to power and energy grids, the people of the Batey struggle with some of the simplest things we take for granted. Our goal is to have a few stations for preparing meals on functional fuel-free solar powered stoves.


Mosquito Nets – Rain water and pools of stagnant water with improper sanitation is a dream come true for mosquito populations. Help us to curb the risk of mosquito borne disease in the Caribbean. Inhabitants are susceptible to Chikungunya which has claimed some 306,837 cases  documented in  early July  of this year. Thats a spike in the cases documented just a week before 42,393 according to a Jul 3 update from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). (Read More about Chikungunya in the Dominican Republic)


Contact us with any information about donations. Also, please visit our Pubslush campaign to raise capital to fund our trip to Batey 106