Tour Company

Pure Costa Rica Travel

Pure Costa Rica Travel offers you the option to purchase many of the needed items locally, such as pots, pans, diapers, formula, food items, soccer balls etc. If you would like to Pack for a Purpose in this manner please contact


Hogarcito San Bosco serves 20 children up to 12 years old. The hogarcito, which means “little home” in Spanish, is a safe house where abused & neglected children are given love and a safe place to start the healing process. They have a full time psychologist on staff and wonderful employees who give these kids the love and attention they desperately need!


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, and Pencils

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English and Spanish) Alphabet and Word

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books and Language/Grammar

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four and Puzzles

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Maracas, Tambourines, Triangles, Percussion Instruments, Small Drums, and Rattles

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, and Pillows

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 26, 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.