Villa Mango B&B

    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 mission of the Nosara Food Bank is to provide food, clothes and other household school necessities to families living in extreme poverty in the Nosara District.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

    Text/Reading Books:
    (Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys and Puzzles

    New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear

    Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Adult and Children’s Diapers, Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

    Project #2

    AMOR Animales de Nosara is a nonprofit animal welfare association that focuses on local community involvement for the care of animals. AMOR is helping to find foster and adoptive homes for homeless animals in need of loving care and is working with families who need help taking care of their animals’ needs.

    It is our belief that through direct contact and education, people’s minds can be changed to a respectful and loving attitude toward animals, benefiting their pets and the future generations.


    General Medical:
    Gauze, Hot Water Bottles, Needles, and Thermometer (Digital)

    5 ml Syringes, 10ml Syringes, and 20ml Syringes

    Activated Charcoal

    Animal Food:
    Kitten and Puppy Formula

    Animal Supplies:
    Flea Shampoo, Food and Water Bowls, Frontline, Heartgard Dewormer, Leashes, and Feral Havahart Cat Traps

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 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.