Accommodation

RipJack Inn

Project

CEPIA (Culture, Education and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents)is a nationally accredited non-profit organization, located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica that supports hundreds of children, teenagers, and their families from poor backgrounds. This support is provided through after-school programs, psychological help for victims, educational projects for high-risk youth, professional trainings, a food bank, a library, and movie nights.

Needs

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

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints,Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Clothing Catalogs, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Fabric Scissors, Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, Sewing Patterns, Tape Measures, Thread,and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Reference Materials:
(Spanish) Dictionaries

Computer Hardware/Software:
Tablets and Working Laptops

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 19, 2019

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.