Wish List

Tropical Adventures donates its proceeds after operating expenses to it’s own non-profit, the Casa Milagro Foundation. Casa Milagro helps to supports some elementary schools, a wildlife rescue center, several sea turtle projects, an indigenous community, several national parks in Costa Rica and the community of Hojancha in Guanacaste. We rely on the generosity and kindness of many people.
Here below is our “Wish List” of materials and supplies we would love to have in order to keep supporting all our projects. Thank you in advance for your tax-deductible contributions or either cash or supplies. If you have any questions about how to get these supplies to us, please contact us at info@tropicaladventures.com, or by calling toll-free from the US and Canada 1-800-832-9419. Our direct international number is +506 8868-0296.

Safety items:

  • Reflectors for bicycles
  • Flashing light for back of bikes
  • Safety vest
  • Reflector vests for bikes and motorcycles
  • Flashlights
  • Reflector tape
  • Helmets for kids
  • Life Jackets

Garden projects
We’d like to create some small vegetable plots with various schools:

  • Gardening tools
  • Clippers
  • Gloves
  • Hand shovels

Painting projects:

  • Painting brushes
  • Rollers
  • Wire brushes for cleaning surfaces

Education projects:

  • School Uniforms
  • Notebooks
  •  Kids picture books in English or Spanish
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Art supplies
  • Computers or computer components (mouse, keyboard, etc)
  • Color pencils
  • Chalk
  • Dry Erase markers with refillable cartridges
  • Educational Toys
  • Sports equipment
  • Rules Metric
  • All kinds of schools supplies for the teachers as well and the students

Computers and Equipment:

  • Working desktop and laptop computers
  • RAM to upgrade old machines
  • Printers & ink
  • Digital Cameras (for our volunteers to use with kids/ school projects)
  • Photocopy machine
  • Data cards for working on computers when wifi isn’t available

Art Projects
We do lots of arts & crafts not only in the elementary school and daycare center, but also in our retirement home to help the residents with their dexterity:

  • Carving tools (we do gourd carving here)
  • Paints
  • Artistic paint brushes
  • Paper - (colored and white)
  • Coloring books
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Play Doh
  •  Glue sticks and liquid glue
  • Books—In Spanish preferably - especially easy to read, for children and educational one's
  • Dictionaries -Spanish English

Books on:

  • Ecology or Wildlife
  • Kids Picture Books
  • Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Sustainable Development
  • Tropical gardening
  • Story books—Spanish or English
  • Construction
  • Latin American history
  • Sex Education

Clothing:

  • Rubber boots
  • Shoes
  • Kids Clothes
  • Clean used clothes
  • Umbrellas
  • Socks and Underwear

Sports:

  • Life jackets
  • Surf Boards
  • Skate Boards (there’s a new non-profit skate park)
  • Skate Boarding equipment
  • Soccer balls and equipment
  • Baseball equipment (it’s the national sport of Nicaragua, we have lots of Nica friends)
  • Binoculars

Medicinal:

  • First aid kits: They are expensive and hard to find here.  We can get them here, but people really need regular treatments for flu, cold, cough, headache, body ache, toothache, body-aches, fever, diarrhea, cuts, infections, eye or ear infections, cramps, yeast infections, funguses, intestinal parasites, leishmaniasis.
  •  Band-Aids, thermometers, blood pressure tester, cotton balls, vitamins, aspirins, etc.

Others:

  • Bicycles
  • Rechargeable batteries and chargers
  • MONEY!  For emergency situations (food, water, transportation)
  • MONEY! For buying trees to reforest
  • MONEY! To buy construction materials for schools, NGO’s
  • MONEY! To sponsor the educational costs for students from low income families

Your time:

  • If you have time to volunteer from home, let us know. We can always use extra help!

Mandatory School Supplies
If you are  interested in supporting a child by buying or paying for some school supplies, here is an example of what a child needs to go to school for one year in Costa Rica:

  • 5 100 page notebooks $10.00
  • 9 80 page notebooks $13.50
  • 1 Notebook lined for Handwriting $1.00
  • 2 100 Sheet Packs-printer paper $3.40
  • 2 100 Sheet Packs-lined paper $3.20
  • 1 Pack of Construction Paper $2.40
  • 12 Letter sized folders $1.44
  • 5 Black pens $2.50
  • 5 Blue Pens $2.50
  • 5 Red Pens $2.50
  • 1 Box Color penciles (12) $2.60
  • 1 Box penciles--black lead pencil $2.20
  • 1 Plastic pencil sharpener $0.60
  • 1 Eraser $0.20
  • 1 White glue (size 120 grams)
  • $1.30 1 Geometry set
  • $1.00 1 Compass
  • $1.00 1 Scissors
  • $1.00 1 Map of Costa Rica
  • $0.30 1 Spanish Dictionary
  • $5.00 1 Backpack
Total for School Supplies: $30.00

Uniforms:

  • 2 Blouses/Shirts $4.00
  • 2 Socks $2.00
  • 1 Pants $10.00
  • 1 Shoes $14.00
Total for uniforms: $30.00

Total for Supplies & Uniforms: $101.64

Thank you for your consideration!