Accommodation

    Hotel Belmar

    Project #1

    The School of Cebadilla de Abangares, Guanacaste serves 15 children from ages 7 through 12 years old. The students served by the school come from families with few economic resources.

    Project #2

    The Rangers and Monteverde Medical Corps seek to educate men and women in a holistic way by helping them to develop all kinds of skills in a large variety of fields and service.

    Project #3

    The Monteverde Conservation League is a non-governmental, non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, conserve, and rehabilitate tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity. They administer the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, which is the largest private reserve in Costa Rica. It covers over 22,500 hectares of tropical forest and is engaged in conservation activities and environmental education.

    Project #4

    The Santa Elena Preserve was created, thanks to the determination of the community, to share tourism benefits and use them as tools for common development. Proceeds are used for the protection and management of the reserve and to provide a better quality education in the school and surrounding schools.

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    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 16, 2021
    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.