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Pack for a PurposeWe 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 kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our projects.

The Outlet Youth Center

The Outlet is a non-profit community development organization for children and adolescents aged 3 to 18, providing quality afterschool programs, artistic learning experiences, and multidisciplinary activities.

The Outlet’s mission is to help prepare our youth for life’s adventures by providing them the space and resources that will allow them to develop their full potential & acquire higher self-esteem through positive socialization, artistic, scientific, and cultural pursuits, as well as community involvement. To learn more, visit the Outlet’s Facebook page.

Through the activities offered at the Outlet, we will be providing the youth of Placencia:

Needs:

School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored construction paper, Colored pencils, Compasses, Craft scissors, Crayons, Dry erase markers, Erasers, Glue sticks, Hand held pencil sharpeners, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil cases/bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar calculators, Watercolor paints, Watercolor paint brushes

Reference Materials:
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, in English and in Spanish

Flash Cards:
Alphabet flash cards, Alphabet flash cards, Alphabet flash cards, in English and in Spanish

Wall Charts:
Human body educational wall charts, Math educational wall charts, Science educational wall charts, World maps, in English and in Spanish

Text/Reading Books:
Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology Text Books, Exercise Books, General Science Text Books, Health Text Books, Language/Grammar Text Books, Math Text Books, in English and in Spanish

Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed animals/soft toys, Puzzles

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation pumps, Jump ropes, Netball/basketballs, Soccer balls, Team uniforms/kits for soccer, Tennis balls

Kitchen:
Plastic serving cups

Art Supplies:
Beads for bead work, Buttons, Clothing catalogs, Craft glue, Crochet hooks, Earring hooks and gauge wire, Fabric scissors, Fashion magazines, Glass beads for bead work, Knitting needles, Needles, Paints (Acrylic), Paint Brushes (Acrylic), Sewing scissors, Sewing patterns, Tape measures, Thread, Wire cutters, Wool, Zippers

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