We collect donated backpacks and school supplies from our guests and distribute them to the children who attend the schools in the surrounding areas of Maya Centre, Sittee River and of course Hopkins Village. The only school in Hopkins Village itself is called Holy Family Hopkins School and has around 300 children from the ages of 3 to 12 years old.
Throughout the year we are able to ensure that the school supplies that we collect are given to the children who are particularly in need of them and we also donate supplies to both the Kite Festival and Hopkins Day Fair throughout the year. In August 2013 we held a Green Team 'Back to School' Kids Fest where all the donations we had collected were given out during a fun afternoon of games, including sack, 3-legged, marble & spoon races and craft sessions for making eco-friendly mosquito traps. We were able to ensure that, all of the children that attended the Fest, received school supplies.
We also collect children's books that we donate to Miss Bertie's Hopkins Community Library that is also situated in Hopkins Village.
Book bags, Chalk, Colored construction paper, Colored pencils, Craft scissors, Crayons, Erasers, Glue sticks, Handheld pencil sharpeners, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil cases/bags, Pens, Rulers, Watercolor paints, Watercolor paint brushes
Human body educational wall charts, Language educational wall charts, Math educational wall charts, Science educational wall charts, World maps, in English
Age Appropriate Story Books
Chess sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Puzzles
Frisbees, Inflation pumps, Jump ropes, Netball/basketballs, Soccer balls
Antibiotic ointment, Band-Aids
The Hopkins Belize Humane Society is an organization committed to the care and welfare of animals and people in Hopkins Village, Belize...and beyond. Several times a year, free spay/neuter and treatment clinics are coordinated through U.S. and Belize volunteers. Supplies and funds are needed for purchase, shipment and other expenses associated with these clinics. All donated supplies and funds are 100% used to benefit the HBHS.
Ace bandages, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Hot water bottles, Ice/cold pack, Needles, Pen-torches/ flashlights, Ringers, Scissors, Splints, Thermometer ( digital ), Tongue depressors, Tweezers, Capillary Tubes, Blood slides, Micro-slides, Cover slips, Stethoscope, Tubing- Various sizes for crop feeding, Paper hand towels, Disinfectant- F10 supplies, Heating pads & Needles 18g - 24g & Lactated Ringers & Bandage Scissors
Crepe Bandages, Dressings, Forceps, Lubricant, Needle holders, Plaster of paris, Surgical Gloves, Surgical Instrument cleaner, Surgical instrument marking tape, Swabs, Spay Packs & Gauze
5ml syringes, 10ml syringes, 20ml syringes, 50ml syringes, 1ml TB Syringes & 3ml Syringes
Heartworm Testing Kits & 4X Testing Kits
Alcohol gel, Alcohol swabs, Alcohol (70%), Antifungal cream, Chloromex ( Eye ointment ), Iron tablets, Wound spray, Vitamins
Avi plus hand rearing formula, Hill A/D cat food
Bathing Towels, Swimming Towels, Hand Towels, Pillow cases
Calculators, Markers, Notebooks, Paper, Pencils, Pens, Plastic sleeves, Rulers, Scissors, Staplers
Blankets, Cat carriers, Cat crates, Cat food, Cat snacks, Chew toys, Collars, Dog carriers (all sizes), Dog crates (all sizes), Dog food, Dog gates, Dog snacks, Flea shampoo, Food and water bowls, Frontline, Heartgard De-wormer, Leashes, Pet bedding, Pet shampoo and conditioners, Rugs, Small plastic swimming pools, Water bottles, Clippers