Crystal Paradise Resort is the only resort in the Cristo Rey Village owned and managed by a Belizean Family. It is our responsibility to help the people from our village and assist in facilitating education for the less fortunate. We support the Cristo Rey Roman Catholic School, which provides education to 160 children from ages 5 through 14 years old.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, and Rulers
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Puzzles and Scrabble
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Tampons
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.