The Aunty Olga Memorial School Aid Programme is a celebration of the life and times of Barbados’ well-known philanthropist, the late Dame Olga Lopes-Seale, who spent her life taking care of the less fortunate children on the island. Variety AOM School Aid Programme has pledged to ensure that her legacy lives on in the back to school program, which was the program that was most dear to her.
At the beginning of every school year, the program ensures that children whose parents experience financial difficulties are not disadvantaged by not having the necessary uniforms, bags, shoes and stationery to begin a new school year.
Yellow Bird Hotel is excited to be a part of this initiative which assists in providing assistance to ten (10) local schools that cater to children with special needs. We would like to thank you in advance for your gift of general school supplies that will assist in fostering the minds of these special children on our island.
Please leave the items you brought with our front desk team and we will deliver your donation.
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
(French and Spanish) Dictionaries
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks and USB Cables
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, and Puzzles
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
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
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.