Accommodation

    Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

    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.

    Project

    We support 17 orphans from the ages of 0 through 11 years old. We are trying to improve the quality of life for these children. This project is located in La Fortuna of San Carlos.

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

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    *Book Bags, *Chalk, *College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Compasses, *Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags,

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

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

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

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters

    Music Instruments:
    Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

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

    First Aid:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves

    Linens:
    Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    *Bars of Soap, *Combs, *Hair Brushes, *Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Hand Cream, *Multivitamin Tablets, *Sanitary Napkins, *Shampoos, *Toothbrushes, *Toothpaste, *Vaseline, and *Washing Powder

    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.