If you’re coming to visit, or wondering how to support us, please help us out by putting one or many of these items in your bags to drop off at the school! Contact us to let us know you’re coming and ask if we have any other urgent needs. Here is how to ship items to Belize. See our FAQ page regarding customs in Belize.
*** Buy school supplies from Staples and take advantage of the tax exemption on the Holy Cross Education Foundation account. Quote customer number 2370273423. This is valid when shopping in person or on-line. ***
Urgent needs (Updated June 2015)
Our most urgent needs are for back to school supplies for the new school year. Items marked with $ can be purchased locally if we receive funds (they’re nowhere near a cheap as in the USA, but it’s easier than shipping)
- SHOES, for 4 to 15 year olds. Tennis shoes and flats. Lightly used OK.
- More shoes. We really need shoes.
- Yup, more shoes. Sadly, the shoes you can buy here are poor quality and over-priced.
- School supplies for the new year
- Composition books ($)
- Pencils ($, but USA quality is better)
- Erasers (pref good hand held, not decorative or the ones that go on pencil ends)
- School Glue ($) (not glue sticks, they dry out here so fast).
- Book Bags
- Pocket Folders for teachers ($) – like this (plain color is just fine)
- Legal size copy paper (8.5″ x 14″) – like this
- Cardstock – white, letter size
- Wall clocks (9-12 inch round, battery powered)
- Toys & Prizes – small and large (for good behavior, dental visits, academic excellence and graduation)
- Permanent markers for teachers $ (sharpies, esp black and also broad tip markers)
DO NOT NEED: Glue Sticks, Markers (they dry out too fast in the heat).
- Pocket folders
- Pencils, Crayons
- Filler Paper
- Arrow 55144 Staples
- Class book sets for early readers, with DVD of the book. eg Mother Goose, Cinderella
- Bulletin Board Supplies (Seasonal decorations, borders, disposable tablecloths for backgrounds, pictures for seasonal themes (lent, valentines, Christmas…)
- Posters (science, weather, math, food pyramid…)
- Craft Supplies (foam paper & Stickers, paper plates, craft sticks )
- Elmers Glue – student size bottles
- Back-packs for students (Nice, as end of year rewards for excellence. Boys, Girls, ages 4 – 15)
- Tennis shoes and flats – for 4 years through 15 years, Gently worn and clean is OK.
- Paint for students (powder or liquid). Washable. Also brushes.
- Red Pens – for grading papers.
- Hot glue sticks for glue gun, size mini, (like this)
- Skillsaw – prefer makita brand.
- Framing hammers
- Measuring tapes
- Extension leads (100ft)
- Skillsaw blades – 71/4 inch. Prefer diablo brand.
- Sawzall Blades – metal and wood, any size. Prefer diablo brand.
- Paint brushes
- Plunge Router with bits