Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve

    Project #1

    The Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center (SCLC) is an independent non-profit organization located on Selva Verde Lodge’s property. Along with SCLC programs like EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classes and Rural Tourism activities, Selva Verde continues to run the library. In order to satisfy our current readers’ wishes and hopefully expand our outreach to the community, Spanish new or used books in good condition for individuals ages 10 and up is the most needed. Selva Verde looks forward to increasing its efforts to grow the Spanish content of the library.

    Being a non-profit organization located in a rural environment, certain office supplies are expensive or difficult purchase locally.


    Text/Reading Books:
    (Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books (ages 10 and up) and Magazines

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Educational Software (in Spanish) and Movies (with Spanish Language Track)

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Board Games (in Spanish)

    Office Supplies:
    Printer Paper and Printer Cartridges (Canon MP490-210/211)

    Project #2

    At the beginning of each semester, the Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center (SCLC) gives out school supply packages to children from low-income families. Yard sales are used to support specific projects in the area. For this reason, the SCLC welcomes donations of clothing in good condition.


    General School Supplies:
    Colored Pencils and Craft Scissors

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and Spring/Summer Clothing for Adults

    Project #3

    Members of the Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center’s women’s group, Morphas, create handmade jewelry and decorative items, combining their hobby with a way to earn an additional income. They sell their products at two gift shops in the area, as well as directly to the visitors after some of our tourism activities.


    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Paints, Artisan Bead-Drill, Beads for Bead Work, Earring Hooks, Gage Wire, Glass Beads for Bead Work, and Thread

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 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.