Accommodation

Aguila de Osa Inn

Project

An environmental program in the local schools that educates children to take care of their natural resources, as well as the benefits of practicing good habits of recycling, respect for the Flora & Fauna, caring for the water resources and conserving energy. Children from various school districts in Costa Rica participate in a drawing contest to illustrate their ideas for sustainability and the environment. Winning drawings will be exhibited in a gala event and to eventually be printed on ICE credit calling cards, t-shirts or banners.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, and Rulers

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

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

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Harmonicas/Kazoos, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

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.