Accommodation

    The Hummingbird

    Project

    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.

    Needs

    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

    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:
    Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, and New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 23, 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.