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The Variety Club, a children’s charity on Barbados, is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are mentally, physically or socially disadvantaged. The Aunty Olga Memorial School Aid Programme provides school uniforms, books, backpacks and stationery to over 115 children from 73 families across Barbados, giving them an equal opportunity at education.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators,*Stationary, and Wide-ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(French and Spanish) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks and USB Cables

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, and Puzzles

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Fabric Scissors, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, Wire Cutters, and Wool

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of October 6, 2015

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.