The Pack-a-Pound Program: Helping Belizean Schools

Chaa Creek’s guests donate school supplies to classrooms in Belize!

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”
― Mandy Hale

We are very happy to report yet another successful accomplishment by Chaa Creek’s Pack-a-Pound Program.

Guests wishing to join this initiative can substitute one pound of luggage, or more, for school supplies. The school supplies are then gathered together, packed off by pound and then distributed to the schools and students who need it most.


Last week we made a surprise visit to Bishop Martin R.C. School in the Santiago Juan Layout area of San Ignacio, Cayo. Principal Abimael Waight, teachers and 468 students happily welcomed the pack-a-pound program team. Mr. Waight said that the school will make good use of all the materials received. Among items donated were: colouring pencils, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, sketch pads, water paint, brushes, scissors, book covers, paper folders, exercise books and crayons.

belize pack-a-pound program

We want to thank our guests for their generous donation and for joining this initiative:

  • Sheelhoff – 3 ½ pounds (August 2015)
  • Tramontana – 2 pounds (28th July 2015)
  • Shackleford – 21 pounds (25th July 2015)
  • Unknown – 1 pound (10th July 2015)

If you would like to donate to this cause kindly contact our program coordinator Denise Duran at [email protected] or call us directly to +501-834-4010.

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated by teachers and students who benefit directly from this initiative!

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