Accommodation

    Villa Verano

    Project #1

    The Hopkins branch of the Belize Humane Society (HBHS) is an association we support. Although it is well established, on-going support is necessary and much appreciated. Throughout the year, Villa Verano offers free housing to visiting veterinary teams; however other needs, such as supplies and medicine, are areas in which our guests can participate.

    Needs

    Surgical:
    Dressings and Surgical Gloves

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

    Animal Supplies:
    Brushes and Combs, Cat Carriers, Cat Crates, Chew Toys, Collars, Dog Carriers (All Sizes), Dog Crates (All Sizes), Dog Gates, Food and Water Bowls, Grooming Tools, Harnesses, Leashes, and Pet Shampoo and Conditioners (Pesticide-Free)

    Project #2

    The primary school of Hopkins Village, Holy Family R.C., is open to the public and managed by the Catholic Church. The school supports 350 children from ages 3 through 14 years old. The school is run on a limited budget and quite often the students and classrooms are in need of basic school supplies.

    Needs

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

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

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

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books

    Art Supplies:
    Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Printers and Working Laptops

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

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 6, 2020

    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.