The Saga Humane Society is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, dedicated to preventing cruelty and replacing it with kindness to all animals. They provide medical care and shelter to animals in need and subsidizing veterinary care to low income families.
The Saga Humane Society conducts ongoing spay/neuter and vaccination campaigns, animal adoption, and public education programs. They hope to build a permanent animal clinic/education center in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Cat and Dog Snacks
Bathing and Hand Towels
Markers, Pens, and Printer Ink (HP 62 and HP 662)
Blankets, Brushes and Combs, Chew Toys, Collars & Leashes (Due to climate, these should not be leather and should have as little metal as possible), Food and Water Bowls (Stainless Steel Preferred), Harnesses, Pet Bedding, and Pet Waste Bags
Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) is a privately run non-profit school serving 116 students in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye. ACES focuses on quality education by providing a low student to teacher ratio, interventions, remedial help and extracurricular activities.
The school believes in inclusion & accommodating diverse learners, so uses a lot of visuals, manipulatives & other materials in class for all students. There are a large number of students on scholarship for whom the school also collects basic needs.
General School Supplies:
Board Erasers, Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Composition Books, Crayons, Desk Templates (Letters, Numbers, Etc.), Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Red and Black Pens, and Shapes (Plain and 3D)
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, and Science
Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Foam, Foamies (Letters, Shapes, Animals, Fruits, Etc.), Hot Glue Sticks, Pipe Cleaners, Stencils, Stickers, String, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Headphones, Printer Cartridges, *Toner Cartridge CF410X, and LCD Projector
Puzzles, Connecting Counter Cubes, and Tile Letters
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Stress Balls, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, White Socks for Boys & Girls, Black Tennis Shoes Size 3 to 10, Undershirts Size 6 to 16 (Especially for Girls to Wear Under Uniforms)
Binders, Binder Sheet Protectors, Card Stock, Clear Packaging Tape, Clear Tape, Envelopes (White and Manila), Folders, Hole Punchers (Single or Triple), Index Cards, 8.5 x 11 inch White Copy Paper, Markers, Paper Clips, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Staplers, Staples, and Sticky Notes
Conditioner, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins, Elastic Hair Bands, Lice Control Daily Spray, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
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.