You are here

Hotel Belmar

Costa Rica

Accommodation

Hotel Belmar

If you live in the USA, and would like to bring soccer supplies for the project on this page contact Soccer.com at this link. Soccer.com in partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Pack for a Purpose will send the first 150 people who complete the form with the necessary information 4 free deflated Passback soccer balls with needles to "Pack for a Purpose" on your trip. (Limit one request per address.)

Project #1

The Rangers and Monteverde Medical Corps seek to educate men and women in a holistic way by helping them to develop all kinds of skills in a large variety of fields and service.

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Spanish) General Science and Health

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointments, Plastic Gloves, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Project #2

The Monteverde Conservation League is a non-governmental, non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, conserve, and rehabilitate tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity. They administer the Children's Eternal Rainforest, which is the largest private reserve in Costa Rica. It covers over 22,500 hectares of tropical forest and is engaged in conservation activities and environmental education.

Needs

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

Wall Charts:
Science and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
Biology

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, and Plastic Gloves

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Project #3

The Santa Elena Preserve was created, thanks to the determination of the community, to share tourism benefits and use them as tools for common development. Proceeds are used for the protection and management of the reserve and to provide a better quality education in the school and surrounding schools.

Needs

Camping Supplies:
Camping Cutlery, Duffel Bags, Mosquito Nets, Roll Mats, Sleeping Bags, and Small Cooking Pots

Field Devices:
Batteries of All Sizes, Binoculars, Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick, GPS (Handheld), Laptops (Working/Solar), Mobile Phones (Old), and Torches/Flashlights

Medications:
Antiseptic Ointment and Powder, Band-Aids, and Bandages for Wounds/Plasters

Clothing:
Boots (Rubber boots in European sizes from 36 to 43)

All the needs are current as of November 20, 2014
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 bring for 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 bringing candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.