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Ecoventura Yachts
2009 Conde Naste World Savers Award Winner in Best Overall Cruise Lines

Ecuador

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Ecoventura Yachts

Learn more about Ecoventura Yachts on the Rainforest Alliance's SustainableTrip.org website.

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

New Era Galapagos Foundation: The foundation runs art, eco scout and English activities for children and adults living on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners, Pens, and Rulers

Text/Reading Books:
Ecology Focused Teaching Aids and English Teaching Books

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries

Computer Hardware/Software:
Digital Cameras, Educational Software, Scanner, and Speakers

Project #2

During the day, Alejandro Alvear School on San Cristobal Island provides therapy for children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, deafness, blindness, autism, and learning disabilities. In the evenings, the school serves the adult population of the Island through programs such as teaching sign language for the hearing-impaired.

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries

Wall Charts:
(Spanish) Science

Text/Reading Books:
(Spanish) General Science

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls

All the needs are current as of October 29, 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.