Jaguar Creek partners with PathLight Belize which provides 3500 children in local villages with the tools, support, and encouragement they need to excel in school and in life. PathLight also provides local teachers with training, coaching, and classroom resources.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Language, Math, and Science
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books (from preschool though 6th grade)
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue and Scissors, Fabric Scissors, Glass Beads (for Bead Work), Knitting Needles, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
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.