Accommodation

    Chabil Mar

    Project #1

    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.”

    Needs

    General Medical:
    Cat and Dog Nail Clippers, Fur Clippers, and Small Scissors

    Animal Food:
    Kitten and Puppy Feeding Formulas

    Reference Materials:
    Information Brochures about Pet Care

    Animal Supplies:
    Kitten and Puppy Bottles and Nipples

    Project #2

    St. John’s Memorial School serves 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.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers

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

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body and Math

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books

    Art Supplies:
    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

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Puzzles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

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

    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.