Categories: ATEC-Non-profit Ecotourism
      Date: Dec 17, 2007
     Title: Talamanca Gift Drive 2008-List of Needed School Supplies

It’s December and ATEC’s inviting you to be generous to your neighbors again.



It’s December and ATEC’s giving you the opportunity to be generous to your neighbors again.

Last year the we had a very successful impromptu gift drive. The community came through and donated three car-loads of gifts that went up to some friends in remote areas in Alta-Talamanca by Coroma.

This year we will send gifts up to that community again but also hope to expand to other communities. ATEC’s Vice President was Talamanca’s Diputado (senator) and therefore had the opportunity to get to know the communities in our canton that often get little attention; we hope to get materials into some of those more remote communities.

We have a good start, some friends of Talamanca have gotten together a whole container-load of good condition kids clothing that’s on the way!

So, while good-condition, clean, used products are appreciated, we are also suggesting practical items such as:

If you have a vehicle and want to help transport the materials in late December, please let us know – atecmail@gmail.com

We will give a complete and transparent report after the drive, if you want to donate cash, you can be assured you’ll get a receipt and a full report of what the money was spent on. Our friends at Puerto Viejo Satellite have offered to accept credit card donations again and cover the fees so 100% is passed on to the cause. Anyone who wants to make a credit card donation to the gift drive can do so at http://www.puertoviejosatellite.com/news/2007/12/11/christmas-gifting-program/

or directly to the donation page www.puertoviejosatellite.com/donate.php

Materials can be dropped of at ATEC (We and "The Bridge"--in Black Beach near the San Francisco ferreteria--accept donations year round and distribute them around Talamanca)

Happy Holidays

Here's the list of School Supplies that are manditory for each Costa Rican Student to have to start the school year in February:

 

 

 


Price

5

100 page notebook

$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

An 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 Diccionary

$5.00

1

Backpack

$14.00

 


Total for Supplies

$71.64

 


 


 


 


 


 


2

Blouses/Shirts

$4.00

2

Socks

$2.00