Xanadu Island Resort

    Pack for a Purpose does not condone visiting orphanages, as this can often lead to negative impacts on children. The accommodation or tour company working with the orphanage will deliver the supplies in a coordinated and respectful way so that the children can benefit from them. Your generosity is not diminished because you do not interact with the children.


    The Women In Need Project is working with The Ambergris Hopes Clinic in San Pedro to help young mothers who do not have the means to provide for their newborn babies. Moms as young as 14 years old sometimes do not even have an item of clothing or diapers when they leave the clinic after giving birth. The compassion and care of Dr. Daniel Gonzalez is well known throughout the island, and we are inspired to be a partner and give hope to these women.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    Specifically for Children:
    Baby Blankets, Baby Soap, Cloth Diapers and Clips, *Disposable Newborn Diapers, Infant Formula Milk (Seal Intact), and Newborn Clothes

    Bed Linens and Towels

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Xanadu Island Resort

    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.