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
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.