Accommodation

Hickatee Cottages

Many of the supplies on the needs list can be purchased locally. Hickatee Cottages is happy to assist with local options. Write us at hickatee@gmail.com today and we can provide you with the options available to purchase supplies locally.

Project

The Toledo Christian Academy and St. Benedict R.C. School serve over 340 children from ages 5 through 14 years old.

The Toledo District is the southernmost district in Belize and is home to approximately 30,000 residents from a wide range of cultures. Known as the least developed region in the country, financial constraints limit families from buying the necessary supplies and many of the village communities have few shops nearby.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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

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

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

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

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

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of October 17, 2018

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.