Holy Family Hopkins School is located in Hopkins Village and serves 400 children from ages 3 through 12 years old.
Thanks to the generosity of our guests who “Pack for a Purpose,” we are able to provide any supplies beyond what the school requires to other community projects throughout the year, such as the Kite Festival and Hopkins Day Fair.
We also collect children’s books that we donate to Miss Bertie’s Hopkins Community Library that is also situated in Hopkins Village.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Craft Scissors, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
Age Appropriate Story Books
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
The Hopkins Belize Humane Society is an organization committed to the care and welfare of animals and people in Hopkins Village, Belize. Several times a year, free spay/neuter and treatment clinics are coordinated through U.S. and Belize volunteers. All donated supplies benefit the HBHS.
Ace Bandages, Blood Slides, Bandage Scissors, Capillary Tubes, Cover Slips, Disinfectant- F10 Supplies, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Heating pads, Hot Water Bottles, Ice/Cold Pack, Lactated Ringers, Micro-Slides Needles, Needles 18g – 24g, Paper Hand Towels, Pen-torches/Flashlights, Ringers, Scissors, Splints, Stethoscope, Thermometer (Digital), Tongue Depressors, Tubing- Various sizes for Crop Feeding, and Tweezers
Crepe Bandages, Dressings, Forceps, Gauze, Lubricant, Needle Holders, Plaster of Paris, Surgical Gloves, Surgical Instrument Cleaner, Surgical Instrument Marking Tape, Spay Packs, and Swabs
5ml Syringes, 10ml Syringes, 20ml Syringes, 50ml Syringes, 1ml TB Syringes and 3ml Syringes
Heartworm Testing Kits and 4X Testing Kits
Alcohol Gel, Alcohol Swabs, Alcohol (70%), Antifungal Cream, Chloromex (Eye Ointment), Iron Tablets, Vitamins, and Wound Spray
Avi Plus Hand Rearing Formula and Hill A/D Cat Food
Bathing Towels, Swimming Towels, Hand Towels, and Pillow cases
Calculators, Markers, Paper, Pencils, Pens, Plastic Sleeves, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers
Blankets, Cat Carriers, Cat Crates, Cat Food, Cat Snacks, Chew Toys, Clippers, Collars, Dog Carriers (All Sizes), Dog Crates (All Sizes), Dog Food, Dog Gates, Dog Snacks, Food and Water Bowls, Leashes, Pet Bedding, Pet Shampoo and Conditioners (Pesticide-Free), Rugs, Small Plastic Swimming Pools, and Water Bottles
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.