child received new soccer ball
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school children receive supplies
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child receives new bike helmet

Pack for a Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few pounds/kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.

Should you find when packing for your trip, that you have a few pounds/kilos of space in your suitcase, please consider bringing a contribution for the Pack for a Purpose project we support.  In doing so, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. If you opt to bring a sizable donation, we highly recommend that you place it in a separate piece of luggage bearing a tag labeling it as Pack for a Purpose.  In this way, should the plane to Guanaja be tight on space, the airline will know to prioritize guest baggage over the Pack for a Purpose baggage, which can be delivered at a later date.  Knowing that the baggage is for Pack for a Purpose and the benefit of the local community may also avoid the airline charging any overweight charges.

Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

Project #1

The local schools which serve more than 400 children from ages 3 through 12 years old.

Thanks to the generosity of our guests who “Pack for a Purpose,” we are able to provide any supplies beyond what the school requires to other community projects throughout the year.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Craft Scissors, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
Age Appropriate Story Books

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #2

Fiercely committed to “giving back” to the people of Guanaja, Dunbar Rock and a great number of supporters established Guanaja’s first Library and Learning Center in Bonacca in early 2016.

It has been stocked with over 10,000 books donated by guests from the Villa and other visitors, but is always in need of more resources.

Needs

Text/Reading Books:
Fiction and non-fiction in English or Spanish.

Office Supplies:
Calculators, Markers, Paper, Pencils, Pens, Plastic Sleeves, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers