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.
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
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids,
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
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.