Accommodation

Sunset Beach Resort, Ambergris Caye

If you wish to bring any items with you in to Belize, please note that you may be asked to pay duty on them as you go through customs entering the country (yes, even if the items are used and/or for donations). Items brought in as donations to schools are exempt from duty, although things being brought in for non-school organizations (such as the humane society we support) may be subject to duty. If you are bringing donations for the school, please explain to the Customs Office that the items are for Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) in San Pedro; there is normally not a problem. On request, ACES will issue a letter confirming the donations you are bringing (please contact Barbara at Sunset Beach Resort directly about that). Alternatively, you can purchase one or more of these items in Belize; in San Pedro there is a pet store and a variety store which carry some of the items on our list. See more information at our Sunset Beach Resort, Ambergris Caye link above.

Project #1

The Saga Humane Society is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, dedicated to preventing cruelty and replacing it with kindness to all animals. They provide medical care and shelter to animals in need and subsidizing veterinary care to low income families.

The Saga Humane Society conducts ongoing spay/neuter and vaccination campaigns, animal adoption, and public education programs. They hope to build a permanent animal clinic/education center in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Needs

Animal Food:
Cat and Dog Snacks

Linens:
Hand Towels

Office Supplies:
Art Supplies for Fundraising Events (Markers, Paint Brushes and Paints, Rubber Stamps/Ink Pads, etc.), Avery Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets 9×12 Inches, and HP21 Black and; HP 22 Tri-Color Ink Cartridges

Animal Supplies:
Blankets, Brushes and Combs, Cat Toys, Chew Toys, Collars, Flea Shampoo, Leashes, Pet Bedding, Pet Waste Bags, and Stainless Steel Food and Water Bowls

Project #2

Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) is a privately run non-profit school serving 92 students in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye. ACES focuses on quality education by providing a low student to teacher ratio, interventions, remedial help and extracurricular activities.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Board Erasers, Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Composition Books, Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Red and Black Pens

Art Supplies:
Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Foam, Glitter, Hot Glue Sticks, Stickers, String, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes, especially Black Tennis Shoes and Flats for ages 3 through 14 years old

Health/Personal Grooming:
Conditioner, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Office Supplies:
Binders, Binder Sheet Protectors, Clear Packaging Tape, Folders, Hole Punchers (Single or Triple), *HP Toner Cartridge Pack (CE410A CE411A CE412A CE413A, 305A), *8.5 x 11 inch White Copy Paper, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Staplers, and Staples

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 28, 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.