Accommodation

    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.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Magnets

    Reference Materials:
    (English, Spanish, and Dutch) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

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

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English, Spanish, and Dutch) Age-Appropriate Story Books and AVI books for young children

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paint Brushes, Stickers, Aprons, and and Place Mats

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Tablets and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets, Puzzles, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, The Ludo game (Mens-erger-je-niet), and Twister

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

    Clothing/Shoes:
    Kids’ clothing for children ages 4 through 6 years old

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

    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.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English, Dutch, Papiamentu and Spanish) Dictionaries, Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English, Dutch, Papiamentu and Spanish) Alphabet, Animals, Fruits, Math, Sports, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English, Dutch, Papiamentu and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English, Dutch, Papiamentu and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (English and Spanish) Where There Is No Doctor and Where There Is No Dentist

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

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Server for the Computer lab, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

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

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

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, Volley Nets, Volleyballs, and Whistles

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

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

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Kitchen:
    Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups and Plates, and Serving Spoons

    Gardening:
    Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowels

    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.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

    Reference Materials:
    (Papiaments and Dutch) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (Dutch) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (Dutch) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (Dutch & Papiamentu) Biology, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (English) Community Guide to Environmental Health

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Printers, Tablets, and *Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four and Puzzles

    Music Instruments:
    Maracas, Tambourines, Triangles, Xylophones, and String Instruments

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

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

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Kitchen:
    Plastic Serving Bowls, and Serving Spoons

    Gardening:
    Books about Gardening, and Gardening Gloves

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 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.