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    Premio DMC Costa Rica

    Many of the supplies on our needs list, especially food items, can be purchased locally. If you are interested in purchasing items locally, please contact us at csr@premiodmc.com.
    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 #1

    The Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is one of five regions in the world referred to as a Blue Zone, home to some of the oldest and healthiest people on the planet. Not only is it common to outlive the age of 100 but to thrive, neither bedridden nor hospital-dependent, but fit, active and living life to the fullest.

    Our project will directly benefit Association Peninsula de Nicoya Zona Azul, an association that cares about the well-being of the blue zone population in this rural area while, at the same time, raising awareness about the challenges and needs behind the Costa Rican centenarians and their families.

    Project #2

    The Hogar Brotes del Olivo is a temporary resource for children who are in high-risk situations such as neglect, abandonment, abuse, or death of a parent.

    The home provides for 10 children between 0 and 5 years of age and aims to give individual attention to facilitate their development. Half of their financing comes from PANI, and the rest is funded by donations or fundraising activities. There are three ladies responsible for the care of children, a psychologist, and director.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Premio DMC Costa Rica

    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.