Accommodation

Turtle Inn

Project #1

The St. John Memorial and Seine Bight Primary School serves 300 children from ages 5 through 12 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(Spanish and English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(Spanish and English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Language/Grammar, and Math

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

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

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

Project #2

The Inspiration Center is a first of its kind non-government organization headquartered in Belize City. It was founded by Mrs. Kim Simplis-Barrow, Belize’s Special Envoy for Women and Children and Global Ambassador for Special Olympics International, in collaboration with CARE-Belize, the Government of Belize and numerous donors and stakeholders. The center provides physical and speech therapy, community based rehabilitation, basic medical services and social support for the holistic care of children with disabilities (birth to 16 years) and their families.

Needs

Specialist Equipment:
Fetal Doppler, Laryngoscope, Opthalmoscope, Otoscope, Oxygen Concentrator, Pediatric Laryngoscope, Slit-Lamp, Stethoscope, and USS Doppler and Probe

Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Cannulas (Particularly Pediatric Cannulas and Giving Set), Child O2 Sat Probes, Cloth Diapers and Clips, Foepostoscope (Fetoscope), Hats (for Premature Babies), Infant Formula Milk (Seal intact), Neonatal O2 Sat Probes, Newborn Clothes (Very Useful), Pediatric NG (Nasogastric) Feeding Tubes, Pulse Oximeter, Umbilical Cord Clips, and Weighing Scales

Reference Materials:
(English) Medical Dictionary and WHO ‘Hospital Care for Children’ Book

Linens:
Bed Linens, Pillows, and Towels

Office Supplies:
Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, and Scissors

Project #3

Placencia Humane Society furnishes basic pet care items that all Humane Societies need on a regular basis. The mission statement of the Placencia Humane Society is “Helping People Help Animals”.

Needs

General Medical:
Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, and Sanitary Napkins

Surgical:
Surgical Gloves

Medications:
Antibiotic Ointment

Animal Food:
Cat Food, Cat Snacks, Dog Food, and Dog Snacks

Animal Supplies:
Blankets, Brushes and Combs, Cat Carriers, Cat Crates, Chew Toys, Collars, Dog Carriers (All Sizes), Dog Crates (All Sizes), Dog Gates, Feeding Trays, Flea Shampoo, Food and Water Bowls, Grooming Tools, Harnesses, Leashes, Pet Bedding, Pet Shampoo and Conditioners, Rugs, Small Plastic Swimming Pools, and Water Bottles

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of July 18, 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.