Accommodation

Hotel Capitan Suizo

Many of the supplies and all the food on the needs list can be purchased locally, and they are not expensive. If you would like to buy the items locally contact us at aditamarindo@gmail.com and cc helen@hotelcapitansuizo.com

Project #1

Tropical Storm Nate went through Costa Rica for 4 days (Oct 4-8th). It rained on average 200mm/day, in the most affected areas. This storm was devastating for the country, communities flooded, rivers overran their banks and some bridges were damaged.

Even though the country is fully functional, many families lost everything. The Government, private companies and neighbors are helping the most affected families to start again, but these people will need help for many more months to come.

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

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags and Pencils

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, New Underwear, and New or Gently Used Adults Clothing and Shoes

Linens:
Bath Towels, Light Blankets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

Non-Perishable Food Items That Can Be Purchased Locally:
*Rice, *Oil, *Sugar, *Coffee, *Beans, *Butter, *Espagueti, *Soups, *Salt, *Tuna Cans, *Sauces Packages, *Sweet Corn Cans, and other *Non-Perishable Food Items

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Washing Powder

Project #2

We support several rural schools close to the tourist areas in Guanacaste. In the community, these small schools educate children until they are old enough to travel to another town to go to high school.

If you want to make a visit to any of the schools during your vacation please coordinate with us during your stay and please do not forget to leave us your email address if you cannot visit the schools and would like some pictures of the school supplies delivery.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Reference Materials:
(Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(Spanish) Alphabet, Math, Science, and Word

Wall Charts:
(Spanish) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps

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

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of November 22, 2017

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.