Playa Linda Beach Resort

    We have recently been informed by a PfaP traveler of the current situation in customs in Aruba. Please be sure adhere to the requirements when you Pack for a Purpose. Travelers MUST have receipts and the value of any donations brought in must be under $210 USD. If not, customs will make up a value, and you must pay the tax - in cash - or they will confiscate the donation.

    Project #1

    The Animal Relief Foundation works to eliminate the street animal population through sterilization, adoption, and education.


    General Medical:
    Alcohol Gel

    Crepe Bandages, Dressings, and Surgical Gloves

    5 ml Syringes, 10ml Syringes, 20ml Syringes, and 50ml Syringes

    Antifungal Cream, Chloromex (Eye ointment), Iron Tablets, Karbo Dust, Vitamins, and Wound Spray

    Animal Food:
    Avi Plus Hand Rearing Formula, Cat Food, Cat Snacks, Dog Food, Dog Snacks, Hill A/D Cat Food, and Pronutro (Vanilla)

    Animal Supplies:
    Blankets, Brushes and Combs, Cat Carriers, Cat Crates, Chew Toys, Collars, Canine Aromatherapy Massage Oil, Dog Carriers (All Sizes), Dog Crates (All Sizes), Dog Gates, Feeding Trays, Flea Shampoo, Food and Water Bowls, Frontline, Grooming Tools, Harnesses, Heartgard Dewormer, Lavender, Leashes, Pet Bedding, Pet Shampoo and Conditioners, Rugs, and Water Bottles

    Project #2

    The Casa Cuna Progreso project focuses on children who are in a difficult parenting situations, including a crisis situation in the family, educational or emotional neglect, abuse, and behavioral or emotional problems. Casa Cuna Progreso accommodates 36 children from infancy through 8 years old and offers care to children seven days a week from day to night. The project is situated in a child-friendly building with a variety of playgrounds surrounded by a spacious garden.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Flash Cards:
    Alphabet and Math

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    Human Body, Math, and World Maps

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Music Instruments:
    Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

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

    First Aid:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves

    New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear

    Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 2020

    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.