The Bluff Beach School is a 10 minute walk from The Hummingbird. The school, which has one classroom and one teacher, serves 19 students from ages 6 through 13 years old. Resources are very limited; basic supplies like pencils and paper are a luxury for many of the children. The children are eager to learn but the lack of school supplies makes this difficult.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, and New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
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.