Register now to become a member of the Pack for a Purpose community! Get Started »

    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.”

    Project #2

    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.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Chabil Mar

    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.