Accommodation

    Crystal Paradise

    Project

    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.

    Needs

    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

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

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

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

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

    Art Supplies:
    Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Puzzles and Scrabble

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

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

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

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 23, 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.