Accommodation

Cotton Tree Lodge

Project #1

San Felipe and Santa Ana primary schools serve over 200 children from ages 5 through 12 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books and Math Workbooks

Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes and Soccer Balls

Project #2

Sustainable Harvest International is a non-profit teaching sustainable agriculture techniques to local communities as an alternative to slash and burn farming. Contributions of small hand tools are appreciated.

Needs

Power Tools:
Hammers, Levels, Tape Measures, Trowels, Screwdrivers, and Other Small Tools

Project #3

Angel Says: Read is a small non-profit that collects books from hotels and other tourist destinations to be donated to Belizean libraries.

Needs

Library:
Books in English and Spanish for all ages to donate to the library

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 24, 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.