Accommodation

    Pura Vida Hotel

    Project

    Escuela Tuetal Sur and Escuela Poasito which together serve 600 children from ages 4 through 12 years old.

    Needs

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

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

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

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

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Solar-Powered Working Laptops

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 6, 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.