Accommodation

Hotel Luna Llena

Project

CEPIA (Culture, Education and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents) is a Costa Rican non-profit organization that seeks to promote culture, health, sports and education for children and teenagers from low-income families in the coastal communities of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

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, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

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

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

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

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

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

Computer Hardware/Software:
*Working Laptops

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

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Guitars, 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

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Gardening:
Gardening Gloves

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Multivitamin Tablets, *Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, *Tampons, *Toothbrushes, and *Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 3, 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.