One of our favorite local not for profits, Hekab Be Library in Akumal, has published an updated Wish-list for Fall 2013 and we would like to help by sharing this with our readers. We so often receive inquiries from customers and friends traveling to the Riviera Maya wondering what they can bring for the local school children in the region and how it will reach the intended recipients. The staff and volunteers at Hekab Be Library have been working with local children in this area for over 14 years and we were pleased to include them for 3 years running as a featured charity in the region’s “12 Days/12 Ways” Holiday Giving Series which debuted in 2010.
Here are some things the library currently needs:
Electric piano keyboard, guitars, tambourines, trumpets, any other small instruments, sheet music.
Items for a Bazaar or “Beach Sale”:
Household goods, decorative items, clothes in all sizes but mostly for children and adult small, shoes (clearance flip flops are perfect!), sports items.
Colored and white yarn, colored embroidery thread, plain bags and other items for embroidering, needles, embroidery hoops, craft sticks plain and colored, posterboard, clear plastic sheets for protecting papers and making stencils, plastilina or clay (NOT playdough), balloons, thick colored paper, scrapbook paper, decorated paper for projects, scotch tape, fishing line, glitter, pipe cleaners, paper and Styrofoam plates, glass jars with lids, shoe polish, dried beans, corn, and lentils, liquid glue (not glue sticks), food coloring.
Scissors for children, notebooks for children to work in (not with too many pages; more like a workbook), erasers, colored pencils, washable markers, old magazines and newspapers.
Office,Teacher and Maintenance Supplies:
Exacto knives, dry erase markers and erasers, white bond/copy paper, nails, light bulbs, sealant/paint for the ceilings, printer ink HP 21 and HP 22, cork boards.
Items for the Children:
Sports items such as footballs, soccer balls, cones, volleyball net, ping pong balls, baseball gloves. Coloring books, puzzles, small prizes and gifts (games for boys and girls, small items).
If you would like to make a contribution or just stop in to say hello, the library is located on the road going into Akumal (the beach side).
The library hours during the school year are as follows:
Monday-Friday 9 – 5 (closed 1- 2 for lunch)
Saturday 9 – 1