Avila Beach Hotel

    Project #1

    The Oranje School in Curacao is an elementary and middle school for children ages 4 through 12 years old. The school is located in the Nieuw Nederland neighborhood. The Avila Beach Hotel helps the school by organizing projects and donating school hardware, school supplies and treats on holidays or special occasions.

    Almost all of the hotel’s staff members donate a small amount of their salary monthly, and the Avila Beach Hotel doubles this amount. They use this to purchase school supplies and make big investments that contribute to the improvement of the school’s facilities. The Avila Beach Hotel aims to help the children feel comfortable and provide an optimal learning environment for all 150 students.

    Project #2

    The Schotborgh School is a community school serving 200 students from 4 through 13 years old. The Schotborgh School is in a disadvantaged neighborhood. As a school they try to make the day as educational and pleasant as possible for them. The school also tries to stimulate their social talents.

    Project #3

    Kolegio Don Sarto is located in the small village of Soto, northwest of Curacao on the tip of the St. Martha Bay. The project will benefit all 175 children from ages 4 through 13 years old of this primary school.


    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 7, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    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.