Accommodation

    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.

    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.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of June 10, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.