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.
Dressings and Surgical Gloves
Cat Food, Cat Snacks, Dog Food, and Dog Snacks
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)
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.
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
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books
Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Printers and Working Laptops
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
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.
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.