2018 Wishlist

Holiday Wishlist

This year we will be giving each child a set of new clothes, plus some small, fun, stocking stuffer style toys.

We have 38 girls ages 3 to 12, with most aged 5 to 9. Clothes for girls would be shirts, skirts, t-shirts, and sundresses such as this on Amazon.com.mx

We have 19 boys aged 1 to 12, with a pretty even distribution across the ages. Boys would love shorts and t-shirt sets such as this set on Amazon.com.mx

View the holiday wish list blog post.

Special Items:

We have some special requests for items from our new director, Kaori, to help with Hekab Be’s educational programs for the children of Akumal:

  • Medium size play balls (8-10″)
  • Place mats, aprons, and child-friendly silverware for cooking classes
  • Games that the children can play together (e.g. puzzles, domino)
  • Lego building materials
  • Seeds and simple (child safe!) tools for gardening classes

General Supplies:

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. (* This is what we need most every day)


  • Erasers
  • Children’s scissors
  • Crayons, *pencils, and *markers
  • *All kinds of paint, but especially acrylic
  • *White (PVA) glue (This is always desperately needed!!)
  • *Colored paper
  • *Printer paper (white)
  • Cardboard and construction paper (all colors)
  • *Modeling clay
  • Craft materials
  • Stickers
  • *Educational games
  • Insect repellent (preferably all-natural)
  • *Paint-brushes and art supplies

Rewards and 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:

  • Small solar-powered calculators
  • *Backpacks
  • *Notebooks and diaries
  • *Coloring books
  • *Pencil cases
  • *Water canteens
  • *Folders
  • Socks
  • Tennis shoes
  • *Toothbrushes and toothpaste

Thank you for your support!

We could not continue to provide our free programs for the children and families of Akumal without your help.