Tour Company

    Bella Aventura

    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.


    Bella Aventura was looking for a way to support a needy part of the population of Tibás, the place where our office is located. Then we realized the “Hogar Brotes de Olivo”. The mission of this institution is to welcome children from 0 to 5 years old who have been separated from their biological families.
    For these children “Hogar Brotes de Olivo” is their home, a very important place that provides security to the youngest. Bella Aventura supports this institution with various aids and donations.

    Enjoy your deserved vacations in this wonderful country and at the same time be happy that your donations make a child smile!

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


    First Aid:

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and New Underwear

    Bath Towels, Bed Linens, and Light Blankets

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Combs, *Diapers, Hair Brushes, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, and *Wipes

    Non-Perishable Food Items:
    *Powdered Milk

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of January 18, 2022
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.