Accommodation

Chabil Mar

Project #1

Placencia Humane Society furnishes basic pet care items that all Humane Societies need on a regular basis. The mission statement of the Placencia Humane Society is “Helping People Help Animals.”

Needs

General Medical:
Cat and Dog Nail Clippers, Fur Clippers, and Small Scissors

Animal Food:
Kitten and Puppy Feeding Formulas

Reference Materials:
Information Brochures about Pet Care

Animal Supplies:
Kitten and Puppy Bottles and Nipples

Project #2

St. John’s Memorial School is located in the Village of Placencia in Belize. Placencia is a fishing village which now makes most of its living from tourism. The children come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

The school is housed in a small but pretty house right next to the sea. As with most schools in Belize, St. John’s is always in need of the basic materials necessary for providing a good education and is in need of skills development for our children.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body and Math

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 30, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.