I’m Cynthia Crummer the founder of the Imagination Bus!
I am originally from California but have been living in Costa Rica for the past 17 years. While I own a commercial tourism business that keeps me connected to nature, what deeply motivates me is contributing to our local community.
Growing up in the United States, I was surrounded by books and libraries. My favorite childhood memories involve taking books out of the library and having reading competitions with my younger brother. Books are known to introduce children to new, imaginative worlds, and open doors to creative ways of thinking. The passion I have for books coupled with the scarcity of libraries in rural Costa Rica is what inspired this much needed project, “The Imagination Bus”, a mobile library for children.
We will be transforming a large school bus into a fully functioning library and activity center with the purpose to inspire imagination, creativity and exploration in children in Costa Rica. Our mission is to show local children and families how books and creativity can positively impact their lives. The Imagination Bus will be traveling throughout the Northern zone of Costa Rica, setting up shop in rural villages inviting children to hop on board and participate in storytelling, book sharing, art classes and games.
Our goal, with your support, is to raise $20,000. Every penny counts, so whatever you feel to donate is greatly appreciated.
Your donation will go to the re-design of the bus into a library, buying books, used i-pads and supplies, all permits and a full-time librarian.
Here are some examples of where your donations will go:
$15 – The purchase of a children’s book to put on the shelf of the bus!
$25 – Paint, brushes and aprons for 5 children!
$50 – A storytelling and creativity session for up to 20 children!
$100 – A used ipad for educational games
$200 – The gas for a weekend trip to visit two towns in rural Costa Rica!
$500 – The creation of bookcases for the interior of the bus!
$1000 – Help towards the remodeling and painting of the bus!