Donations Wish List

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Christmas Gifts

Each year, we have a Christmas party where the children learn songs and dances to perform.  We try to provide the children, ages 3 to 14, with a small gift and an item of clothing.

Items that are of most interest include legos, unicorns, dinosaurs, stuffed animals, girl's diary, board games in Spanish, Uno, puzzles, jenga, balls, hot wheels, mini wallet, mini purse.

Shipping Donations

We have made arrangements with Turtle Bay Cafe & Bakery to receive Amazon shipments for Hekab Be. 

When ordering from Amazon, have your delivery shipped to this address:

Turtle Bay Cafe/Hekab Be Biblioteca

Plaza Ukana

Carretera Cancun-Tulum km 104

Akumal Caribe, Tulum, QROO 77770

If you do decide to ship supplies, please alert us so that we can be on the lookout.  Gracias!

Supplies Always Needed

We always need supplies for our classes and general administration. If you don’t have space in your suitcase, many of these items can be purchased here in Mexico at the many grocery and office supply stores in Playa del Carmen. Items marked with a * are always needed, as they are what we use almost every day.

  • Plastic storage bins to keep LEGOS and other supplies

  • Tape*

  • Good quality Erasers* (hard to find in Mexico)

  • Children’s scissors

  • Jumbo Crayons*

  • Washable colored markers

  • Thick Kindergarten colored pencils*

  • Colored pencils*

  • Highlighter markers*

  • Permanent markers*

  • Pencils

  • Pens*

  • Well-made pencil sharpeners*

  • Pencil cases*

  • UHU transparent silicone glue*(This is really useful for art class)

  • White (PVA) glue*

  • Silicone glue*

  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks*

  • All kinds of paint but especially acrylic*

  • Acrylic paint markers*

  • Craft materials

  • Stickers

  • Good paint brushes*

  • Rulers*

  • Coloring books*

  • Thick, non-spiral notebooks, as requested by the school*

  • Folders*

  • Printer paper(white)

  • Good white paper for painting class*

  • Big Whiteboard for classroom

  • Bookstands to organize books

*Item in demand; used often

Rewards & Small Gifts

You can also donate items that we gift the children as rewards for attendance and performance. These are supplies that they can use in the public school and in their homes:

  • Socks (all ages)

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Special Supplies

We have some "special" supplies that are bigger ticket items but that could really allow us to enhance the educational experiences that we can provide to the children.  Please let us know if you can help with any item on this special wish list?

  • 24" and 26" Bicycles (Cycling class)

  • Bicycles without pedals to teach little children to ride (Cycling class)

  • Helmets for little children and teenage children (Cycling class)

  • Roller skates of all sizes

  • child-size and teenager-size knee pads and elbow pads (cycling class and roller skating class)

  • 6 Binoculars and Cameras for bird watching and walking in the woods (Nature class)

  • Swim goggles

  • Soccer ball

  • Sandbox

  • Electric inflator for rafts and balls

  • Fabrics for sewing class and recover chairs couches

  • Dry clay (for art class)

  • Embroidery Kits (Embroidery hoop, threads, needles, and fabrics)

  • Seeds and good soil for our garden

  • Greenhouse

  • White clothing for all ages or cotton bags to tie-dye

  • Tie-dye kits

  • Reusable water bottles

  • Educational books in Spanish about animals, dinosaurs, outer space, nutrition etc.

Dropping off Donations

Typically, there is someone at the library that can take your donations Monday through Friday 11am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.  There are times when Kaori and her teaching staff are off-site with the children.  We suggest that you WhatsApp or FB Messenger Kaori to ensure someone will be on-site to accept your donations.  Or, take a chance and swing by with your donations.  The odds are pretty good that someone will be there to receive your generous donations!

Activity Wish List

Although many of the thousands of visitors that flock to the Riviera Maya go to local sites of interest such as the Mayan ruins and amusement parks, it is a sad fact that many of the children who are born and grow up here never have the opportunity to visit these places. In fact, some of the local Mayan children have never even been to the ruins in Tulum to experience their amazing heritage.

Part of our mission at Hekab Be is to teach the children of Akumal about their traditional culture and expose them to places that they would never otherwise have the opportunity to experience. Through this activity wish list, you can help our students discover their local area and its many wonderful attractions by sponsoring a day trip or activity for our children, donating funds towards a planned trip, or joining the children on a visit to a site of your choice.

Some of the places we would like to take the children, and experiences we would love them to have, are:

  • Tulum Ruins

  • Coba Ruins

  • Muyil Ruins

  • Sian Kaan Biosphere

  • Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

  • Museo de la Prehistoria

  • Xcaret

  • Rio Secreto

  • Cenotes

  • Swimming classes

  • Horseback Riding

Health & Medical Supplies

As we begin to work towards our goal of creating a Health Education Center, then we'd like to start collecting the following items:

  • Toothbrushes (children and adult sizes)

  • Toothpaste

  • Dental floss

  • Readers (all strengths)

  • One Touch Ultra 2 glucose meters

  • One Touch Ultra 2 test strips

  • Blood pressure cuffs