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 (August 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)
- Wide Tip Permanent Markers for teachers to make supplies ($)
- Clear, wide packing tape for teachers to laminate supplies ($)
- School glue (white glue, not glue sticks) ideally in 8z to 1 gallon. ($)
- Pocket Folders for teachers ($) – like this (plain color is just fine)
- Composition books for students ($)
- Book Bags
- Legal size copy paper (8.5″ x 14″) – like this ($)
- Cardstock – white, letter size ($)
- Toys & Prizes – small and large (for good behavior, dental visits, academic excellence and graduation)
DO NOT NEED: Glue Sticks, student color 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)