Placencia Humane Society furnishes basic pet care items that all Humane Societies need on a regular basis. The mission statement of the Placencia Humane Society is “Helping People Help Animals.”
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Gel, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Cat and Dog Nail Clippers, First Aid Kits, Fur Clippers, Gauze, Hot Water Bottles, Ice/Cold Pack, Small Scissors and Stethoscope
Antifungal Cream, Chloromex ( Eye ointment ), Iron Tablets and Vitamins
Information Brochures about Pet Care
Dog Food, Dog Snacks, Kitten and Puppy Feeding Formulas
Blankets, Brushes and Combs, Feeding Trays, Flea Shampoo, Food and Water Bowls, Frontline, Grooming Tools, Harnesses, Heartgard Dewormer, Kitten and Puppy Bottles and Nipples, Leashes, Pet Bedding, Pet Shampoo and Conditioners
St. John’s Memorial School serves around 50 students ages 3 through 6 years old and is located in the Village of Placencia in Belize. Placencia is a fishing village which now makes most of its living from tourism. The children come from a wide variety of backgrounds.
The school is housed in a small but pretty house right next to the sea. As with most schools in Belize, St. John’s is always in need of the basic materials necessary for providing a good education and is in need of skills development for our children.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body and Math
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
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.