Bluff Beach School is a 10-minute walk from Turtle Beach House B&B. The school educates 19 children from 6 through 13 years of age who attend the school. There is one teacher and one classroom. Resources are very limited, and basic supplies like pencils and paper are a luxury for many of the children. The children are eager to learn, and the lack of school supplies, not to mention water, decent toilets and playground equipment sometimes make this difficult.
General School Supplies:
College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights
(Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(Spanish) Human Body, Language, and World Maps
(Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, and Triangles
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, Ponchos, and Rain Jackets
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.