We are less than a month away from our adventure to Belize. We have raised a little over $1,500 thus far and we have decided to put a chunk of that money toward supplies. Our goal is to bring personal hygiene items like toothbrushes, tooth paste, soap and shampoo to give to the villagers, as well as vitamins, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc. Luckily, we can get some of these items very inexpensively from an organization called Partners in World Health. A company named Americares was kind enough to donate about 400 toothbrushes, fungal cream, and aspirin. We will also bring medical supplies like tape, gauze, band aids. Our hope is to use our fund raised money to bring the children crayons, stickers and coloring paper as well.
We also discussed with Aaron, who is going on this trip for the second time, about what to pack. His suggestion is to bring as little as possible and to bring very casual comfortable clothes. Personally, I have always had an issue with over packing.... So I will certainly have to triple-check my luggage for unnecessary items! (I have been advised to bring my hair dryer and make-up items home!)
Coming up this weekend on Sunday we have planned a team building activity so we can bond a little bit more as a group before we take flight in March. We have a lot to look forward to over the next couple of weeks!