The United Pentecostal School provides basic school supplies for 230 in-need children of all faiths in the San Antonio Village in Cayo, Belize.
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, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books and Biology
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks
Chess Sets, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins
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.