Accommodation

Samadhi Eco Resort

We look forward to taking reservation requests in August for our opening in December, 2018. Until then, we hope our volunteers and personal guests choose to Pack for a Purpose and take items from the list to donate to the school.

Project

Cruz del Sur is a village in the south of Chile near Temuco with a population of 200 residents where all the children attend one school. Samadhi Eco Resort supports the Cruz Del Sur G833 School that serves children from 3 through 11 years old.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

Needs

General School Supplies:
*College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil *Sharpeners, *Markers, Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, *Solar Calculators, *Solar Lantern Lights, and *Wide-Ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English and Spanish) Word

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Math, and Science

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Health, and Language/Grammar

Hesperian Health Guides:
Community Guide to Environmental Health

Art Supplies:
*Acrylic Paints, *Beads for Bead Work, *Buttons, *Craft Glue, *Earring Hooks, *Fashion Magazines, *Gage Wire, Thread, and *Wire Cutters

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Tablets

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Connect Four, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins

Office Supplies:
Staplers

Gardening:
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Small Pruning Shears, and Spades

Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
Fruits, Herbs, and vegetables

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of November 9, 2018

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.