Accommodation

    Turtle Beach House

    Project

    Bluff Beach School is a 10-minute walk from Turtle Beach House B&B. The school educates 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.

    Needs

    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

    Reference Materials:
    (Spanish) Dictionaries

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

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Music Instruments:
    Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, and Triangles

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

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

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 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.