Stuff for Orran in Armenia

Contact me at katy (at) katypearce (dot) net 

I am going to be leaving for Armenia in 2 months and I get to bring 160 pounds of stuff with me for free. I won't need that much, so I am going to bring donations for an NGO in Armenia, Orran, that helps socially vulnerable people (generally street kids and elderly without families). They do amazing work.

I'd like to open it up to MeFites and other friends who may have winter coats or sweaters or other essentials that they'd like to donate. I'll be teaching computer classes for them, so perhaps old laptops (desktops are probably too heavy) would be good as well.
I asked folks there if they had any specific needs and they added:
erasers, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, colored pencils, glitter glue, glue sticks, craft paper (like used for scrapbooking), a binding apparatus, a laminating machine, poster boards, board games.  We'll also need to give each kid a new backpack come August.... 

If you have a choice, please go for lighter rather than heavier items, especially ones that won't break easily. For games, try to pick things that don't require knowledge of English (Sorry, Candyland, Puzzles, for example).

I can receive shipments to my home in California. I have to pack the boxes to 40 lbs. each. Any help would be great!

Items that have been donated already: