Bananarama Dive & Beach Front Resort

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

Clinica Esperanza provides low-cost/no cost medical care to over 28,000 people in Roatan. Patients can receive services from the walk-in medical clinic, women’s health center, pediatrics inpatient hospital, birthing center, and adult and pediatrics dental clinics with support from a laboratory and pharmacy. The clinic also provides outreach clinics and community health education programs.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


Testing Kits:
**Glucose Test Strips for the following Glucometers only:
Accu-Chek Aviva, Accu-Chek Nano, Contour, FreeStyle Freedom Lite, FreeStyle InsuLinx, FreeStyle Lite, OneTouch Verio, OneTouch Ultra 2, TRU2go, TRUEresult, TRUEtrack, TRUEbalance, OneTouch UltraSmart

*Acetaminophen, *Baby Aspirin, *Cough and *Cold Syrup and Tablets (Adult and Children), and *Hemorrhoid Cream or Suppositories

Project #2

Familias Saludables is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization devoted to fighting the AIDS epidemic on Roatan and the Bay Islands. Our major focus is on reducing the incidence of mother-to-child transmission of the virus both at birth and via breast milk. We run testing clinics for pregnant women, assign trained home visitors for mothers living with HIV/AIDS, provide education to the public, provide palliative training services and, when available, we provide infant formula, medications, and a host of supplies to support families struggling to cope with this disease. In addition, we fund and organize a school for children here in the local community, many of whom have been part of our program’s success. Our greatest need is for formula and school supplies/support for local families. Any items you can bring are greatly needed and will bless the lives of families here on the island.


General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Compasses, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English, Spanish) Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English, Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math (All for Grades 1 through 10)

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

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

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

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

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids,Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves,Powdered Infant Formula (even a little expired is fine), and Vaseline

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Scissors, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Paint Brushes,and Zippers

Project #3

Sandy Bay Lighthouse Ministries is a facility that provides “family” type shelter, care, and education for children of Roatan who have been removed from their homes by the authorities out of concern for their welfare. For some children the placement is temporary, for others it may be long term. They provide stability and direction for these children as they grow and mature so that one day they will become productive citizens of Honduras, and confident in their purpose in life.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


General School Supplies:
Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, and Glue Sticks

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries

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

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

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Netball/Basketballs and Soccer Balls

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

Linen Sets

Health/Personal Grooming:
*Bars of Soap, Combs, *Deodorant, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Multivitamin Tablets, Sanitary Napkins, *Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste


Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 3, 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.