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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.

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

  • 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

  • Children's painting smocks

Amazon Wish List

Many times people ask what supplies we need. But not everyone visiting here has room in their luggage to bring us items. We've created an Amazon Wish List which includes many items that we're consistently in need of. Take a look and order to have delivered directly to us. You'll save weight in your luggage!

Click HERE

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)

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

  • Basketball sizes #3 and #5

  • Sandbox

  • Electric or foot pump 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

  • Microwave oven

  • 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 11:30am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm.  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 Ka' an Biosphere

  • Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

  • Museo de la Prehistoria

  • Xcaret

  • Rio Secreto

  • Cenotes

  • Swimming classes

  • Horseback Riding

Shipping Donations

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

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

Kaori Sueki c/o Turtle Bay Cafe

Plaza Ukana

Carretera Cancun-Tulum km 104

Akumal Caribe, Tulum, QROO 77737

Phone:  +52 1 984 151 9522

If you do decide to ship supplies, please alert us so that we can be on the lookout.  Also, many carriers do not ship here or ship with taxes due which costs us valuable cash.  By far, the best shipping scenario is to purchase and ship via Amazon.  Gracias!

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