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    Turtle Beach House


    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

    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

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

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of April 2, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Turtle Beach House

    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.