Accommodation

Si Como No Resort Spa & Wildlife Refuge

Project

The Hotel provides transportation and lunch to local schools for children to experience butterfly gardens, amphibian exhibits and classes conducted by certified nature guides and biologists. This program helps 82 children from ages 6 through 13 learn more about environment and sustainable practices at the Widlife Refuge at the Hotel. The hotel also collects school supplies to give the children and schools!

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) 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 Scissors, Earring Hooks, Gage Wire, and Watercolor Paints

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:
Castanets, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Tambourines and Triangles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

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

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

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.